in filtered sunlight
I try to make sure that I have agreeable weather when I go kayaking, but sometimes the weather has other ideas. Yesterday, the sky was completely overcast, but showers weren’t predicted to arrive until late afternoon, with a thunderstorm expected at 10:00pm, so I launched at 10:00am.
I was on the water for five minutes when it started sprinkling, That lasted for just two minutes, and I continued on my way, planning to paddle almost two miles upstream before heading back. Rolling thunder in the far distance started about fifteen minutes into the paddle. Five minutes later, I got to my halfway point, which has a ten foot stone overhang six feet above the water, when it started to rain. Hard. I sat, protected, for twenty minutes, enjoying the sound of the rain on the water.
When it stopped raining, I continued on for three-quarters of a mile and was able to see a great blue heron, two green herons, and a deer. Pleased with the way things turned out, I turned back for the return to my launch point. That’s when the weather had it’s way, again, leaving me to paddle for twenty-five minutes in a light rain. If it was trying to ruin my day, it failed. It was a great day for a paddle.
This haibun is my response to
Open Link Night #247 at dVerse.
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