Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Don't Rock the Boat: The Creek Camp Canoe Trip
This morning, instead of going to the creek, we drove to Pymatuning Lake for the canoe trip. We were supposed to canoe on the creek but, the water was too high from excessive rain. We launched the canoes and set off. First we took a little detour into an alcove to learn about some of the plants in it. Brian, the canoe insructor from yesterday, knew everything we wanted to know about the lake and its plantlife. We paddled our canoes until our arms were tired and our stomachs grumbled. A small island in the middle of the lake made a perfect place for a picnic. We sat on the beach and ate our lunch. The alure of the water was too much, soon most of us were in the lake, bathing suit or not. We splashed around in the water until we regretfully left the cool water to get ready to return. Before we left the island we made sure to give a big hug to anyone who was still dry. On the way back, we spotted two great blue herions and a few canada geese. We pulled the canoes back onto the shore and loaded them up. At the end of the day we were exhausted but we all had a great time!