The other side wasn't much better. Where previously leads existed they had finally met and interlaced. The current has increased on this side and it was a work out paddling upstream to find the extent of travel.
Circumnavigation is a word that drives me batty. So many people use it to describe the smallest of trips. Jokingly I use it to describe everyday things like "circumnavigating the block Via automobile" "Circumnavigating the Tim Horton's " Etc Etc.....Today I circumnavigating Windsor Island.
Halfway through the "circumnavigation" I sat and rested after pulling my kayak an enormous distance (20m). I sat quietly hoping to get a picture of an otter, who's wet tracks dotted the ice. I really felt as If I was up north, a real dream of mine to live a simple life. My eye lashes froze as I waited at the opening to spot him. Life felt so right.
The shine of motorboat windscreens replaced with glistening ice.
Unlike most paddlers I'm not wishing the winter away just yet.