Month: September 2015

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The View


One of the coolest things about kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding the Neuse River is that you can silently move along and take in your surroundings. Paddleboarding has the added advantage of putting you 5-ish feet above the water, allowing for a different perspective. Here, a paddleboarder just drifts along from pockets of shade to sun

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The Darkness


When you are paddling later in the evening on the Neuse River, the darkness almost imperceptibly creeps in. You are mostly in the shade to begin with after the sun drops below the trees, which happens pretty early. Then, little by little, the light just melts away and, if you aren’t careful, you can be

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Reflections


When you paddle the Neuse River on a windless day, it is a whole new experience; everything has a duplicate on the surface of the water. From your kayak, to your paddle, to even you. On the Neuse River, near Raleigh. 

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Tiny Tornadoes


This was one of the cooler things I’ve seen on the Neuse River  and also one of the hardest things to capture in a photo. I must’ve taken 30 pictures only to have this be the only one that shows part of what was happening. The steam on the river was creating tiny tornadoes that

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Steamy


Cool mornings mean steamy paddles. This was a couple of Saturdays ago just downstream from the Capital Blvd bridge near Raleigh/ Wake Forest.  You don’t have to go far to get cool paddling experiences, but sometimes you do have to get up really early.

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You Missed a Spot


We can always tell when someone has really enjoyed their kayak rental. It comes back looking like this. On the Neuse River, Raleigh.

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Clean Slate


There is a section of the Neuse River where just the tops of these large boulders break the surface. Since the water has been low all summer, the have become home to lots of grasses and other plants. After the first big water level change, they will all be wiped clean and the process will

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