>When Wojc, my brother and I were in Port Orford last week we were supposed to drive back Monday. However, Monday was so beautiful that we just couldn’t tear ourselves away. It was one of those days thats so warm and sunny that your mind plays trick on you and you think its May or June.
Since we had another day, we loaded up the two hard shell kayaks and one blow up kayak and headed to Garrison Lake not far from my home. It was late afternoon and the sun was shining, absolutely perfect.
We glided out on the lake and I immediately vowed to kayak as much as possible this year. I really am a fish, I’m just more comfortable on the water. Rafting, kayaking, swimming, sailing, anything on a boat and I’m happy. I used to raft and kayak quite a bit in high school and even did a four day trip down the rogue river so boating is kind of like second nature to me.
Garrison Lake is a beautiful place, it’s in town but surronded by trees and just a few houses, the lake is only separated from the Pacific by a small beach. We paddled almost all the way around the lake with very little wind (shocking) and caught the beginning of sunset with a few purple and pink clouds.
Of course, no float would be complete without some delicious Olympia (sarcasm). The day was so energizing and I can’t wait to get on the water again. Who would’ve thought visiting Port Orford in January is like a beach vacation?
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