Since before Lliam was born, Will and I have been dreaming of taking him canoeing. This year, we thought he was finally old enough, so we took him on a short trip to Del Valle. I woke up at 6am that morning to the sounds of almost howling winds. If you know me, you know how much I dislike the wind. Fortunately, it was calm up at Del Valle, according to the Ranger on the phone.
It was indeed calmer down there, but there was definitely a headwind. We were both relieved that Lliam was eager to climb in the canoe. You never can tell with a volatile 3-year-old in tow. We paddled up the lake for an hour or so against a strong headwind, finally pulling into a calmer cove. This was the same place where Will and I had hiked to several summers before with a friend on a 110 degree afternoon. Needless to say, we swam back most of the way that day.
Check out flickr for all the pics from this outing.