Sunday, July 15, 2007

Back to Where the Waters Meet


It's going to darken a bit and get a little less brassy as it oxidises over the next couple days. My hair is not really that fluffy, it's the humidity! I took this image while my parents were outside taking the kayaks off the cars (I came in for a hair tie).

Oh, it was such a great day to be out! It wasn't as humid as it has been, and while it was hot, we still managed a three hour paddle down Mattaponi Creek.

The aquatic grasses are really growing thick this time of year. They gummed up my pedals and latched on to my paddle and threw themselves aboard my little boat.

Wouldn't that be a great horror film? The Revenge of the Aquatic Grass! Ahhhhhh!

So, Fox and mom and dad and I went out today. While we were driving, I saw a turtle, and a doe with two spotted fawns crossed our path at the parking lot. The strange thing about the parking lot is there was nobody there! There was no one parked, no one at the ramp loading, no one was around. Which was nice, because we didn't have to wait for people to get out of the way or rush to get out of the way of others as we unloaded the cars.

We saw no one else while we were out either. One power boat went by just as we were putting in, and that was it. Oh, there was one person on the bridge at the end of the creek too. We went all the way to the end where we saw four neon striped turtles sunning themselves on a log. Then we came back to the first landing to eat and take a break for about thirty minutes, then it was back to the landing around 1400. This time there were a couple power boats and jet skis and a family fishing on the other side of the dock. While we were loading, a couple tried to come down with jet skis but they decided they didn't want to wait for us to get out of the way and so went to the other landing. Good riddance.

I'm rather exhausted now, but I'm so glad we got out today. We haven't been kayaking much at all this season, owing to dad's work at VARF. And this was the last chance I had to go out before my trip to Idaho. I might have convinced my parents to take off that Friday after I return so we can paddle some more.

Maybe it wasn't a perfect day. But it was a great day to be out on the water!


Willow Goldentree said...

Sexy! I love that color!! Hmm...I'm thinking I might need to give this a try. :D

Fyrecreek said...

Thanks! My stylist trimmed too short, though.

We could do indigo over henna and get a nice black color for you. I bet that would look good against your skin tone.

Willow Goldentree said...

Oh, that'd be cool! You're right, my skin color definitely limits me on what I can do with my hair. Remember the blond? Yuck! At least you didn't have to see that in person!

Fyrecreek said...

You know how fond I am (not) of blond hair anyway. No offense to natural or unnatural blonds everywhere. I have reasons. No, I won't elaborate.

And yeah, I concur the "yuck!" Which is actually kind of odd since you look so good in the blue and gold-lined cloak (and that gold is similar to blond). I dunno!