Change Of Pace – Kayaking On Lake Hartwell

The weather forecast for this past Saturday called for a 100% chance of rain.  It did indeed rain during the night and early morning, but at around 9 am the rain stopped.  The sky remained overcast the rest of the day and there was a light fog lingering on the lake.

Lake Hartwell is a man-made reservoir with a surface area of 56,000 acres and has 962 miles of shoreline bordering Georgia and South Carolina.

At around 2 pm, I dragged my kayak down to the shore and decided to paddle out and explore this peninsula of land that is across the lake from our house.

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This is an extended view of the peninsula.  I paddled along most of the shoreline here.  One of the coves that I explored was narrow and long.  I felt a sense mystery and enchantment as I floated quietly while I listened to the sounds of nature.

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This pretty cluster of flowers was growing out over the water as was the tree in the next image.

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I saw a number of these diamond shaped State Park boundary signs nailed to trees along the shoreline. This one is quite faded and is being engulfed by this particular tree.

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Across the lake from where I was, there is a public beach with two designated swimming areas, a pavilion, picnic tables, and lake access for boaters.

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After a while, I got pretty hungry so I decided to make a bee-line for home.  I probably should have planned ahead and taken a lunch with me. On my way back, I took some photos of other parts of the lake.

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In all, I was on the lake for about an hour and forty minutes.  I really enjoyed myself and feel blessed and privileged to have had the opportunity.

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