The September afternoon was warm and sunny, and my friend Lauren offered to take me canoeing. Who wouldn’t want to play hooky on an eighty-degree autumn day to float down a river?
After stashing one car downriver, we put in, though I’m going to be vague about exactly where to protect the fragile ecosystem from people who might want to do higher-impact recreation. Here’s Lauren and her canoe, with its nifty fold-up two-wheel lightweight trailer already tied to the boat, after we used the trailer to get the boat to the river. Much easier!