Memorial Day Kayaking on the Occoquan
On Memorial Day, Ryan and I broke out the kayaks and did a small outing on the Occoquan River.
We put in at Occoquan Regional Park and headed Northwest past the historic town of Occoquan. After we passed where the Ellicott Mill used to be (near Rockledge), we passed under the footbridge and paddled up towards the resevoir. Then we turned around and passed under the 123 Bridge, the I-95 Bridge and finally the Route 1 Bridge. We had a small snack, then turned around and headed back to Occoquan Regional Park.
View Southeast of Occoquan Regional Park (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Northwest of the Footbridge (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Our trip that day was a story of birds. We saw two osprey nests, a number of Canadian Geese and a Blue Heron near the resevoir.
Nesting Osprey (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Canadian Goose (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Blue Heron (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Erasing a Pregnancy Belly Kayaking-Style!
Just like our visit to the Pacific Science Center, I found an instant way to erase the pregnancy belly. Just wear a life jacket! My 29 Week belly was so obscured, that Ryan and I paddled by some boaters that asked if we were training for an event.
Life Jacket – No Belly (Photo by Ryan Somma)
No Life Jacket – Belly! (Photo by Ryan Somma)