The August Project: 8-17-13. Another beautiful August day

The set up couldn’t have been better. 70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, and little to no breeze. I had made plans to go out kayaking with another person I had never met. A good friend of mine knew someone who was looking to get out kayaking. This was going to be the first day I didn’t have someone lined up to come out and enjoy the Adirondack Coast with me. Once again using social Media, we set our plans and met up for a nice calm water trip deeper into the Ausable Marsh.

Someone loves this place as much as I do.
Someone loves this place as much as I do.

Just the other day I went into the Ausable Marsh for the first time. I was cut short of exploring because of the quickly setting sun. Today my newest kayak partner and I headed back in to explore more. The Marsh is a protected wildlife sanctuary near the shores of Lake Champlain. I have paddled past this place many times and have always noticed how the trees here seem to be trapped in a permanent state of Autumn colors. The perfect mirrored waters of the marsh reflecting the colors of the trees are enough to keep me sitting there for hours.

The color of the trees and the mirror-like water.
The color of the trees and the mirror-like water.

We paddled slowly through the glassy waters. Many varieties of birds and amphibians sounding off all around us. Just the two of us and the beauty of nature (and the distant Sound of the song ‘Three Little Indians’ coming from an ice cream truck). We did make it to the end of the Ausable Marsh this day, but again the setting sun was telling us it was time to head back toward our launch site. We reluctantly turned around and began our two-mile paddle back.

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The sun setting behind the Ausable Marsh.

Another perfect August Day on the Adirondack Coast shared with another.

The purple hue of an early evening Lake Champlain.
The purple hue of an early evening Lake Champlain.
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