Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall on the water in Western Virginia - October 2008

October is a beautiful month in the mountains of Virginia. Summer gives way to autumn, humidity levels drop, and the leaves begin to display their kaleidoscope of colors, drawing you outdoors to appreciate the season. Nights are cool, while afternoons are comfortably warm.

This past Tuesday likely marked my last day on the water for the '08 paddling season, with water temperatures now falling into the upper 40s region wide. Winds were brisk on Tuesday, and I was able to use my sail on Mill Creek Lake during a mid-afternoon cruise.

What follows are some pictures from my last three cruises, this week and last week. Click on the links below each set of pictures to read more about those locations. Deep blue skies and golds and reds in the trees closed out a fine season on the water.

James River near Snowden

Lake Robertson

Mill Creek Lake

I look forward to resuming my exploration of lakes, rivers, and creeks in the area next spring. Feel free to get in touch with me with any questions or comments, or if you'd like to get together and go paddling anytime.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I love your photos....they are really nice...

greenanne said...

hi there.
your pictures are really blog is very new at the moment and still a bit of a jumble,but i have some nice pics to put on so that you can see how the autumn,or fall looks over here in the uk.