Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Meads: from ugly duckling to...

A pat-on-the-back thank you goes out to everyone who joined me at Mead's for the first Ijams' Canoe Paddle-About of the season.

Once a man-made hole in the ground—a quarry pit, one hundred feet deep—today, it's a lovely, placid lake. Not very big, only 25-acres, but what Mead's Quarry Lake lacks in breadth, it makes up for in height and depth with the sheer beauty of a dramatic limestone cliff that rises 180 feet above the waterline.

The Ijams Paddle-Abouts are good outings for beginners or younger paddlers, even first-timers, just wanting to learn the basics of canoeing and spend some tranquil time on the water. It's a good confidence builder. And it is soooooo peaceful.

My next two Canoe Paddle-About at Mead's are early in the morning (before the heat of the day sets in) June 15 and June 21. To register call (865) 577-4717, ext. 119.

Thank you, Eliot for helping with the paddle-about.

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