Ailsa’s travel theme this week is autumn. Serendipity at work! Enter our talented and generous photographer/kayaker friend, Michael. From Albany, he writes about his return to Indian Lake in the Adirondacks. 🙂
MK: Julie missed the sadly truncated 10/2 paddle at Indian Lake, but I marked it for a return at the first opportunity. Optimal weather conditions occurred Sunday, 10/12, and we launched early, just as the last puffs of morning mist were burning off. Color past peak, many bare maples, but the paper birch/yellow birch/beech gang combined to impart a school-bus yellow cast, splashed here & there with orange and red.
A big hit! At the end, Julie proclaimed it “Paddle of the Year!” For my part, a total photo op—even changing lenses while a loon dove, just in time to get a wing-spreading sequence) when it popped up.
A large gallery is posted to Julie’s site. Many shots of her, beaming, on the water! My favorite occurred late, when she rolled up her hat as if to adopt the habit of a French Daughter of Charity, stroking her chin like Rodin’s “Thinker.”
… much to the amusement of Monsieur Merganser:
The part of the lake I missed 10/2 (almost all of it!) this time produced endless delights.
Trick or Treat!