When this guy landed on my fishing rod, I was using a fly that looked just like him. Ironic? Kayaks, canoes, and even standup paddle boards are great way to get close to the fish. On the Upper Neuse River, Raleigh.
Not all trees grow up. This sycamore is hanging out over the Neuse River in Raleigh.
A setting sun lights up a canoe paddler against a cave on the Neuse River in Raleigh. When the water level is low, this rock overhang becomes a cave that you can paddle under.
Is it odd to have a favorite tree on the river? Odd or not, this is mine. An old sycamore that stretches all the way across and has been growing parallel to the river ever since the bank below it eroded away. When the river is high, you almost have to duck to go under
An early morning kayak paddle on Falls Lake near Raleigh found me sneaking up on a sandbar full of resting seagulls. Even the quiet slow approach of a kayak can only get you so close before they all take flight.
When the water drops, the gnarled roots on the banks get exposed. Kayaking the Neuse River, Raleigh.