|Two drink, two watch. The ever cautious Whitetail.|
The water level on the Pine River is high for late August. Suzanne and I took note, donned our straw sun hats and dragged the kayaks down to the rivers edge. The temperature was in the upper 80's as we pulled away from shore digging our paddles in to cut our way upstream. We had just enough muscle and just enough water to plough through the shallow bends beyond the Pine River Bridge. There lays the deep wide river and things became much easier. Our strategy dictated that we should paddle upstream until our hands started to feel raw or our arms gave out. Old age kicked in about where Homer Cemetery borders the Pine River Road and so we gave up our efforts and let Mother Nature slowly spin us back home again in her loving currents. Floating back downstream Suz and I made much less of a ruckus without the splish splash and the creatures of the river showed themselves. An adult Bald Eagle has been feeding on the Pine and the Chippewa rivers. Take a look at the video to see if we were lucky enough to get a glimpse of his majesty.