Month: July 2015

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Shiny Ripples


The reflection of a rising sun shimmers in these tiny waves on the Neuse River near Raleigh. This water is too shallow to canoe or kayak in, but wading will get you close.  

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Foxy


Take a look at what we found on one of our old kayak trailers. We had a family of bunnies at one point, but I think they been replaced. Wildlife is all around you even in the city.

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Yes, my deer (It’s a deer pun, get it?)


If you are up early and can paddle your canoe or kayak quietly, it is not uncommon to see deer along the river. Or if you don’t have a boat, a walk along the Neuse River Greenway Trail can sometimes get a glimpse as well.  Neuse River, Raleigh.

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The Perfect Partner


Do you have that perfect paddling partner? One that you are in perfect sync with? Falls Lake, Raleigh. I caught this canoeing couple as they silently paddled across Beaverdam. No words necessary between them.    

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Hunting


This heron hunts for breakfast on a steamy July morning on the Neuse River in Raleigh. Paddling silently in a canoe or kayak lets you get up close to these majestic birds.

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Neuse River Cleanup This Sunday


Join Paddle Creek, Orvis Raleigh, Sweetwater Brewing, and the Upper Neuse River Keepers to help clean the Neuse River. Following the cleanup there will be food trucks, prizes and giveaways, fly-casting lessons and all proceeds go to help support the Upper Neuse River Keepers062615_LooseontheNeuse

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Fried Catfish


An osprey with a morning catfish heads to find somewhere to enjoys its catch. Neuse River, Raleigh. If you paddle the Neuse River or Falls Lake, ospreys are a regular sight.

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Carrion Anyone?


What if most of your life was spent waiting for something to die so you could eat it? A kayak paddle upstream from the Neuse River Greenway Trail found this buzzard taking a rest above the Neuse River in Raleigh.

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Foggy Bottom


An osprey with its breakfast on a foggy summer morning. The Neuse River is a great place to see these predators hunting and catching fish. A canoe or kayak can get you even closer to the action.

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