Then finally my own bed. Only sleep was still not right.
Joe Writes . . .
Paddling the Grand, a bit short of Portland, we came upon a lovely oasis and an invitation to pause and rest. While ‘No Trespassing’ signs are common along the river’s bank, a homemade sign here urged us to “PLEASE STOP AND ENJOY.” A bench was provided for just that purpose. A plaque identified the spot as Judy’s Bend, named in honor of Judy Wight – a nurse, judging by her likeness on the plaque – who must have loved the Grand and perhaps this spot in particular. A well-maintained shrine protected the plaque from the elements and there were two statues, I think they represented Jesus and St. Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. The plaque stated that Judy Wight now “dances in the ripples and sings in the breeze.”
Nice stuff. Welcoming and peaceful. The world would be a better place if there were…
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I slip out of bed as I watch the sun peek up over the ridge of the lake and the light starts to flood the lake with early morning light.
I would like to share this wonderful fellow paddlers blog of their Spring 2018 adventures. Enjoy!
There are 15 organized well marked routes and one of those routes went into the small medieval town of Nieuwpoort (Route 1a) located along the banks of the Lek River.
Just getting to the Biesbosch National Park is an adventure of sorts.
Instantly, we both knew this launch point was very shallow.