|We went back to Walnut Creek to explore|
more of it's trail system on Saturday morning.
|I carried water for both of us, but we took advantage of a few|
stream crossings for a refreshing break.
|Fungus covered in green algae on a tree.|
|It was a hot day, so we stopped every couple|
miles for a rest break for me and whenever
we crossed a stream for Maya.
|I wasn't really planning an 11 mile hike|
but that's what we did.
|On the way home I had a couple errands|
to do in Charlottesville and then we met
Clay at Champion brewery for a beer.
|Saturday evening we went down to|
Scottsville for pizza and beer. Maya
was tired so we tried to sneak out
with Theo instead. He enjoyed himself
and Maya was too upset.
Sunday was the first day that was beginning to feel like fall. It was cloudy, there was a breeze, you couldn't call it chilly, but it was a lot cooler than Saturday. It no longer felt like summer. It was a great day for a hike, but my legs were not up to it so I did a canoe trip instead. I did my usual 7 mile float on the Rivanna river from the Crofton Boat ramp to the Palmyra boat ramp. It was a good trip. In the evening we went to the National Theatre Live's broadcast from London of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge." Very powerful production and a great finale to a great weekend.
|The water level in the river is very low so it was a slower than|
usual trip. I had to paddle most of the time and even got out
to walk over a few places where the canoe could not pass.
|I saw this great blue heron early in the trip. The low water|
levels probably make for easy fishing for them.
|I got better deer pictures than usual. There were three of them|
and they didn't seem too concerned about me.
|These two even stopped to pose for me.|
|But they eventually ran off, reminding why canoeing with|
a dog would probably not be a good idea. Maya would have
been in the water going after them.