Friday, July 23, 2021 was William's last day with us in this session of Camp Sharktooth, and we all made the most of it! We decided to paddle Jones Pond, north of Winter Harbor. We reserved a rental kayak with Sea Schoodic nearby, and slept well the night before our paddle.
A good paddle is no good without some good food, so we stopped first at The Bakery. William had a blueberry muffin and a chocolate croissant and we had the Strada. This fueled our adventure the rest of the day.
We drove our kayaks over to the lake, but William's rental kayak was waiting for us. Breakfast in our tummies, we found the entrance and eagerly anticipated our paddle adventure:
This is a map of Jones Pond. And this is a selfie of us in front of the map:
William wasted no time in getting out on the water. We could barely keep up with him!
Eventually, NaiNai caught up, and she and William set the paddle pace:
Near our boat ramp was a swimming area, marked by white buoys. This morning, a goose family was using the swimming areas and objected honkingly to our intrusion:
William was adventurous in his exploration of islands, grassy spots and sandbars:
William wanted to explore some islands. We paddled around seven of them and landed on two. Here, Kathy and William start their exploration of the first island on which we landed:
What can we say? The moss, lichen, duff and fungi were fabulous.
Here, Kathy and William showed off a sample they found on the second island he explored:
We were getting tired after all that island exploration. As we paddled back to our start, we spotted this eagle in a tree on one of the islands:
It's hard work, paddling for two or three hours, but William made it. We put our kayaks back onto shore at our start, locked his back up with the other rental kayaks, and piled our own kayaks on our Jeep for the drive back to our campground. We were all knackered.
End of story.
We drove William to Gugu's house in Philadelphia the next day and gave him big hugs and told him we would prepare everything for the next chapter of Camp Sharktooth - the Adirondack Edition!