|Beginning the Trip Down Little River|
We were in a tandem kayak, where I was in the front seat and Hubby was in the rear. Some of you may know these tandem kayaks by another term, divorce kayaks, but Hubby and I never seem to have a problem when we go out in one of them. This was an easy river for kayaking, so I mostly just sat back and enjoyed the view, like this one where the sky was clearly reflected in the calm water.
|A Picture Perfect Day|
Yes, I was able to relax and enjoy the scenery and the quiet. The river was so quiet the only sound was the lapping of the paddle in the water. It was perfect for relaxation. That is until we came upon beaver dam after beaver dam. Most were easy to clear. Only one dam required us to get out of the kayak and carry it over the dam. Here's a video of that one...
Negotiating a Beaver Dam
There were many beaver houses along the river as well and evidence of their continuous lumbering.
|One of Many Beaver Houses|
As we rounded one bend we came upon a momma moose and her baby. We stared each other down. We stopped the kayak, she decided to take baby and leave. Whew, I was worried for a couple of seconds. I had no idea what we would do if they decided to stake claim to the river.
|Our Moose Sighting|
Are you interested in some facts about moose watching? Click this link to learn more about Maine's moose. The Maine Deparment of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife also has some intersting facts about moose.
Other posts about vacationing in Grand Lake Stream, Maine:
Gone Fishing in Maine
A Maine Vacation-Gone Fishing #2