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Be Smart, Be Safe in Weathersfield Vermont, July 13

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We kayaked on Lowell Lake last week. It's in Londonderry VT and the loon chicks were out and about.
More photos from our kayak adventure: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Kayaking-Adventures/Lowell-Lake/
If you are a fan of Loons, I have a collection page of photos: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Kayaking-Adventures/Loons/ (I think they might be my spirit animal)

Last week, my Kayak Klub also paddled on Crystal Lake in Enfield NH. It was a lovely sunset paddle and we got to see this busy beaver. More photos: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Kayaking-Adventures/Crystal-Lake-2020/
Watch Out for Wild Parsnip!
It will BURN you. Wild parsnips produce a sap, or plant juice, that can cause burns to the skin in the presence of sunlight. In some cases, the burns are like second-degree sunburns that can cause painful rashes and raised blisters.More information: https://www.healthvermont.gov/health-environment/environmental-chemicals-pollutants/wild-poison-parsnip

Here come the College Stude…

Be Smart, Be Safe in Weathersfield Vermont July 6

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Great paddle from North Hartland Lake to the Quechee Gorge on Thursday. Saw two young bald eagles on the nest and one adult watching over them.
And my friends and I saw more turtles on this paddle than we've seen all season so far.


We saw a Great Blue Heron way up in a tree, maybe cooling off or drying it's wings?

We cooled off too in the Quechee Gorge swimming holes. Most people were trying to stay physically distanced.
More photos: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Kayaking-Adventures/North-Hartland-Lake-to-Quechee-Gorge-July-2/ And speaking of  Swimming
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Be Smart, Be Safe in Weathersfield Vermont June 29

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Waterlily and Dragonfly at North Hartland Lake, Hartland VT

I've been out kayaking a lot these last few weeks; photos from my adventures are posted on my website: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Kayaking-Adventures
This past week my paddling club ventured to Grafton Pondin Grafton/Enfield NH.
It was a wonderful sunset paddle. Not many people were out on the pond with us so that was nice. More photos of this paddle: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Kayaking-Adventures/Grafton-Pond/

On Friday, my friend Sharon and I took to the waters of North Hartland Lake and paddled up to the Quechee Gorge.  This paddle has been on our list for over a year and we finally checked it off (I'm sure we'll go back again many times) 
We had the water pretty much all to ourselves (one other couple at 9 a.m. and a few paddlers around 1 p.m.-that's it)




We saw eagles, turtles, deer and lots of birds. There was plenty of water for us to paddle (mostly 3-10 feet deep) on Friday but we've heard it…