Lake Lanier

June 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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We had a rare opportunity for a kid free night on the lake and we took full advantage.

Lake Lanier is the closest place for us to get into the water. The weekends are stupid busy. During the week however, especially when there is a threat of rain, makes the best time to go yak some big open water.

I don't like to take little man out on open water. With out him, and knowing the water would be pretty tame, we were able to paddle a big area and even explore parts that would be a bit of a reach for the little guy.

We paddled over to the big island off Van Pugh North. We had been here once before but little man got stung by a bee there so we did not get to explore it much.

We found the perfect spot. While Sid and Nancy were taking a break we sat on some driftwood, enjoyed some refreshments and each others company. It is these quiet moments that soothe my soul.

Unfortunately that did not last long. Shane noticed a hornet buzzing around my behind. There was a faint constant buzz in the woods drawing nearer. It was slowly getting louder. We got a text from some friends that they were putting in at the boat dock we took off from. We left in the nick of time. I think this island is completely inhabited by angry bees. It's like Lord of the Flies out here.

We paddled around and chatted with out friends. They just got their kayaks and are still getting used to them. They left before dark but we hung around and ate our snacks and chatted by the moonlight. I wish it wasn't a week night so we could have stayed longer but I think it was exactly what we needed after a long hot busy day.

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