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Don’t worry about us; we know the boat works better in the water.

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We had a lovely view of the others getting settled in their river crafts at Chehalem Paddle Launch, a wonderful offering of our local park system.

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John Macy, the instigator of this adventure,

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brought his three paddleboards,

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and his inflatable kayak


to add to the two rented canoes,


giving all of us a flotation device to make the journey.

Ash Island

Ever since I read on Facebook that our friends Mike and Deanne canoed around Ash Island, I’ve wanted to do it too.

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Just look! You might want to add a canoe paddle around an island to your bucket list.

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Looks like Bailey picked up a passenger.

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Back at the launch, Quinn gives the paddleboard a try while her chicks get just a little wetter than they intended.

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