Easy paddle on the Beaver River with 'Bent, heading upstream from Epping until we felt like turning around.
The Beaver Valley is flooded so we weren't limited to paddling on the river. We could go exploring in the forest and catch up with the river later on! Our GPS track shows us paddling happily through the woods in a few places. :)
It turned into a nice day - a little chilly heading north into the wind on the way back.
We saw a bald eagle but it took off before I could get a good photo. This was the nest; the bird waited on a nearby tree in hopes that we wouldn't notice the nest, I guess. A little difficult when it was 2 meters in diameter.
We saw a couple of muskrats and several pairs of trumpeter swans.
There were plenty of Canada Geese too but they were better at social distancing than they usually are.
Nobody else was on the water, which was nice since this is often a busy stretch of river.