Some people may ask, "What's the big deal? You go out on the river all the time with your kayak." But recently and especially over the last nine months, I haven't. In fact, this is the first time the kayak has hit the water since my operation and cancer diagnosis. In the beginning I was [...]
When we paddled out into a sea of glass. These are the back waters of Lake Hartwell. I love this area. While the paddle out was smooth, the paddle back was straight into the wind. Pat has taken over my little sit on top boat. These little boats can be tossed into an SUV and [...]
This was the first day we have paddled just over a week ago, and we wanted to explore the lake before the levels increase. Notice the shoreline in this photo; Lake Hartwell is struggling to get past the major decline from an almost year-long drought. All the rocks behind Pat are usually underwater but you [...]
This lake always, always freaks me out. I think it is because I know how deep it its. When I was in college, Georgia Power decided to do maintenance on the dam that holds the lake back into Tallulah Gorge. The water level was taken down over 80 feel and there was plenty of lake [...]
I love the fact that I can drive about 10 minutes and be at Walker Creek. Last Saturday, the river was so still. No dam releases by Georgia Power! So the river was like glass and we could paddle anywhere without a problem. This meant going down stream and back up stream easily. Love this [...]
The evening comes alive with every sunset in northeast Georgia. One of my favorite late-day paddles is five minutes away at Lake Hartwell. We paddle up the Tugaloo River and under the railway bridge and into the view of the mountains. Awesome end to every week!
Familiar View and one that is certainly a favorite. I love Lake Yonah. It is close; it is simple; and it is just plain sweet. We were paddling along and ran into two women, who had paddle the Tugaloo River with us for the last two years. Over 125 people joined us this year on [...]
The last paddle of the season (unless we head out to Lake Hartwell) was spent on Lake Rabun. It is such a sweet lake that has an atmosphere of a "time gone by." We did not paddle out into the open lake but rather headed up to the Georgia Power dam area where the lake [...]