You will inevitably decide that there’s nothing good on TV. That’s by design. The worse the programming, the more programming packages you will buy in search of something that isn’t there. If you really want something rewarding, here are two videos you should enjoy.
Missouri River Canoe Trip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOTQIi9wlUE
And John Sullivan’s Canoe Voyaging Southern Wisconsin at
Both have some beautiful music. We'll get back to Lake Carl Blackwell tomorrow.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Looking across the lake from a pocket of grass along the shore.
Juvenile yellow crown night heron. I wish I had gotten a better
picture, but I got one chance and it was gone.
Finally able to lay its beak down for awhile, a pelican
pauses for a rest.
The paddle down the lake will follow.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Many of you would argue, with some sound reasoning, that it's January rather than November, but happy thanksgiving just the same. Here's a wreath for the season that Jean and the granddaughters put together. Several wild turkey feathers were used that we gathered during a walk through the woods. I won't say where, since I don't want them all shot. Their discarded tail feathers make a nice colorful addition for decorating.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Credit: Author's website
This is an unusual book, but one that you would enjoy. As far as the paddling is concerned, the author writes about his whitewater trips around the world. The locations span 30 years of international paddling and sound like at least a semester of geography---Nepal, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, Great Britain, Alaska, the Everglades, and on and on. The writing style is back-handed, tongue-in-cheek, humorous. He strikes me as someone with a life-long subscription to Mad Magazine and with Saturday Night Live programmed on DVR. His facts are humorous, his humor is---ah, nope, the reverse won’t work. He has imaginary conversations with people long dead, and some with people that never lived. In short, the author could keep you simultaneously enlightened and entertained around a campfire anywhere. The book will do the same thing without you having to spend years dragging bags through airports.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Credit: Alex Comb, Solo Canoe
Friday, November 14, 2014
With the lake area so developed, I was able to
get a picture of only a heron.
While Liberty was in a pastoral setting, Guthrie Lake looks like it is much closer to the city. Except for the headwaters, the shoreline is developed most of the way around. The Lakes of Oklahoma map book shows primitive camping across from the public area between Coltrane and Lake Roads. We never found a campground, couldn’t see it on Google Earth, and a local resident fishing there also said he didn’t know of a campground. We weren’t planning on staying there, but if that is your plans include camping, dig deeper, as the campground isn’t obvious. Perhaps using the contact number of (405)282-0496 would be recommended before making the trip. Even with our problems at Liberty Lake, for an enjoyable camping environment, I’d give the tip of the hat to Liberty over Guthrie.