PADDLE — E. Ferry Road / Grand Island — 9/15/19

Thank you Janet Morrow for leading this wonderful end of summer paddle. We launched using both the roller dock and the gravel covered gentle incline into the water. No wind, no waves and only a few motor boats. We had the shoreline to ourselves. We paddled around Beaver Island Marina, entered the Lagoon and then headed back around Little Beaver Island. It was a quick paddle across the river, around Motor Island and caught the current for a speedy return to the docks. Sadly, the heron and egret nests were all empty, Motor Island was quiet. We did see a few fishing gulls and 2 Great Blue Herons.

Off in the distance, loomed dark rain clouds but we were all home, enjoying the Bills game before it rained. Great exercise, a chance to enjoy the powerful Niagara River from our boats and meeting new friends made for a great outing.

— Submitted by Mary Schraven