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This blog highlights all the kayak and canoe happenings in and around Raleigh, NC

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Cuteness Factor of 10


Not a lot of words here, just some pictures of a tiny deer bounding up and down the banks of the Neuse River across from the Falls Dam Canoe Launch in Raleigh.

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Three’s Company


While quietly drifting down the Neuse River, I paddled over to line up a shot of two big herons in a tree over the river. With the sun rising in the background, I knew I could get them as silhouettes. Just as I was ready to take the picture, I heard this loud screeching sound and

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Winging it


Sometime you just have to throw out a wing to keep your balance. On the Neuse River between Falls Dam and the Neuse River Greenway Canoe and Kayak Launch.

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Springtime on the Neuse


This may be the cutest picture I’ve ever taken on the Neuse River. Watching this family of geese work its way upstream and then watching the parents help each little gosling onto the bank was adorable. As I am kayaking or canoeing down the Neuse River, I don’t generally think of geese as one of

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Don’t Blink


This little blur is a swallow. They scream up and down the river chasing insects and bringing them back to their mud nests attached to the underside of the Falls of Neuse Rd bridge.

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Mind the Gap


A peek through a gap in the trees finds an osprey scanning the Neuse River for breakfast. From the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.

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Chin up, Shoulders back


The herons were out in full force this weekend. It must be that time of year, because they were all chasing each other around and making themselves look pretty. This one spent half an hour fluffing up his feathers before being chased from his spot by a bigger heron.

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Safely Across


Herons are pretty skittish birds and even with the fast-moving Neuse River between us, he was constantly aware of what I was doing. This was right at the mouth of Falls Dam (the only place you’ll see whitewater on the Neuse).

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Yum


Breakfast, anyone? This osprey surveys the river in between bites of a fish he caught. Along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.

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