On this outing we welcomed two “strangers” who quickly became friends, Gigi T, who occasioned an international outpouring of welcome as we tried to get the outing information to her, and the brother of Suzanne R, pictured with her (below) in the double kayak.

No one stays a stranger long once exposed to the beautiful cliffs to the east of the Tom Miller Dam, the leisurely pace, calm atmosphere and the welcome drop in temperature on the water. We are grateful to the Rowing Dock for making our outings affordable for yet another year.

Gail P-C, Sheila R., Maria V, Debbie W, Gloria W., rounded out the group, each of us finding something to enjoy at our own pace, including the roots of the cypress trees intertwined at the base of Redbud Island.

Seven of us found a table at Shady Grove and were enthralled by Maria’s good news and her future plans.

The photos are from Gail, including one of Your Kayak Leaders, and the amazingly smooth water.

Hope to see you next time . . . the 22nd of August.