Kip’s Comments 9-10-17

Aluminum Michicraft Canoe on Wapsipinicon River - Image 461060 (© Kip Ladage)

 

One Leaky Canoe and a Guy With A Camera on the Wapsipinicon River

For reasons beyond anyone’s control, I don’t think I will be making a trip to the Northwoods this fall, as I often do. Such trips are a great way for me to escape from just about everything when I slice the water with a canoe paddle some where in the wilderness of the Boundary Waters. I’ve gone with a few people and I have gone alone. Either option is fine with me, as long as I am able to get away. But, as I said, it does not look like that will happen this fall.    

Instead of dwelling on my forced change of routine, I opted to practice what I would have done in the Boundary Waters on my favorite stretch of the Wapsipinicon River. This morning I paddled my trusty, first-bought canoe from our cabin to near the old bridge on the county line. Even though I had my fishing tackle with me, I did not use it. Instead I paddled, enjoyed the scenery and shot pictures. I am going to share a sampling with you now. By the way, the leak in the canoe is a small one. I can’t complain, the canoe is nearly 40 or more years old!

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One Leaky Canoe and a Guy With a Camera on the Wapsipinicon River

Photos from my adventure on the Wapsipinicon River: 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461115 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461115 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461433 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461433 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461130 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461130 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461154 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461154 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Cardinal Flower - Image 461309 (© Kip Ladage)

Cardinal Flower – Image 461309 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Cardinal Flower - Image 461350 (© Kip Ladage)

Cardinal Flower – Image 461350 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461717 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461717 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461720 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461720 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461723 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461723 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fungus Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461365 (© Kip Ladage)

Fungus Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461365 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fungus Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461386 (© Kip Ladage)

Fungus Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461386 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461160 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461160 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461162 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461162 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Leaf on Water - Image 461529 (© Kip Ladage)

Leaf on Water – Image 461529 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461166 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461166 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461185 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461185 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Leaf on Water - Image 461550 (© Kip Ladage)

Leaf on Water – Image 461550 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461725 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461725 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461746 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461746 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461196 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461196 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461199 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461199 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461206 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461206 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461224 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461224 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461751 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461751 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461757 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461757 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461274 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461274 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Aster Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461074 (© Kip Ladage)

Aster Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461074 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Aluminum Michicraft Canoe on Wapsipinicon River - Image 461041 (© Kip Ladage)

Aluminum Michicraft Canoe on Wapsipinicon River – Image 461041 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Leaf on Log - Image 461517 (© Kip Ladage)

Leaf on Log – Image 461517 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Killdeer Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461492 (© Kip Ladage)

Killdeer Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461492 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Killdeer Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461470 (© Kip Ladage)

Killdeer Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461470 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Petrified Tree Roots Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461599 (© Kip Ladage)

Petrified Tree Roots Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461599 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Plants Growing on Log Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461602 (© Kip Ladage)

Plants Growing on Log Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461602 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Raccoon Tracks in Sand Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461607 (© Kip Ladage)

Raccoon Tracks in Sand Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461607 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461231 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461231 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461252 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461252 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Red-shouldered Hawk in Flight - Image 461613 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-shouldered Hawk in Flight – Image 461613 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Gauge - Image 461718 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Gauge – Image 461718 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Bullfrog on Wapsipinicon River - Image 461090 (© Kip Ladage)

Bullfrog on Wapsipinicon River – Image 461090 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461254 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461254 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461263 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461263 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fungus Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461392 (© Kip Ladage)

Fungus Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461392 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Obedient Plant - Image 461580 (© Kip Ladage)

Obedient Plant – Image 461580 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Obedient Plant - Image 461596 (© Kip Ladage)

Obedient Plant – Image 461596 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Sunflower Species - Image 461708 (© Kip Ladage)

Sunflower Species – Image 461708 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Short Sunflower Species - Image 461684 (© Kip Ladage)

Short Sunflower Species – Image 461684 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Sunflower Species - Image 461712 (© Kip Ladage)

Sunflower Species – Image 461712 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461282 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461282 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461305 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461305 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461763 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461763 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wapsipinicon River Scenics - Image 461767 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River Scenics – Image 461767 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wild Grapes Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 461778 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Grapes Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 461778 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River - Image 461308 (© Kip Ladage)

Canoeing Wapsipinicon River – Image 461308 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Aluminum Michicraft Canoe on Wapsipinicon River - Image 461060 (© Kip Ladage)

Aluminum Michicraft Canoe on Wapsipinicon River – Image 461060 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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