Friday, May 20, 2011

Nice day for a paddle

Thursday morning is a little windy but clear and warm enough for paddling and so off we go. Clear Lake is the largest natural lake in California. Geologists believe it maybe the oldest lake in North America. There are 100 miles of shoreline. Mt. Konocti is a dormant volcano, the largest of the Clear Lake Volcanic field and part of the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire.  Below is a picture I found on another blogsite showing a good view of the volcano.

      It was a little windy but we only had a short way to paddle  before we entered an area that was more protected. This is a great place for birders as we saw a number of different birds, including the blue heron.   We paddled through the Cache Creek and passed a number of older houses along the creek. A very serene setting.

We enjoyed paddling here so much we went out Friday as well. It was another beautiful day. There are a number of water trails along the lake and we would sure like to come back here again to explore more of them.                                                                                                                  

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