Island Adventures

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In order to join John in New Hampshire the other weekend, Jack and I spent nearly 5 hours together on the road. It seemed like a lot of travel time for what would be a short visit.

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Once we arrived, and saw John and the beautiful setting, we were reminded why we made the long drive.

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John suggested we take Jack to the island, so he could enjoy a run around. So we set off in the canoe…

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to the island in the middle of the pond; it is a little gem — not much more than an outcropping of rocks and a few pine trees.

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As soon as we reached its rocky shore, Jack scampered off to explore.

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He checked out every corner,

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crevice,

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and edge of the island.

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And then he did it all again… and again.

When he was satisfied that there was nothing left to explore, Jack found his way back to the canoe,

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jumped in,

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and indicated to us that he was ready to go home.

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So, I paddled my passengers back to shore…

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slowly, so we could enjoy the scenery and the ride.

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The next day John and I made another trip to the island — this time without Jack, and without the canoe. We swam.

After only a brief rest on the island we decided to swim home. Approaching clouds were turning a very dark grey.

We were little more than half way to shore when it started to rain. The surface of the dark water began to dance — each drop producing a bright little column of water that jumped up toward the sky. The splashing sounds of raindrops and the eye-level view of thousands of silvery pistons pulsing all around us was exhilarating. It made me smile and giggle out loud.

I told John when we were running up the bank toward the house that I had never experienced rain on the water while swimming like that before.

Our adventures to and from and on the island were highlights of a very good weekend together — all well worth the 5 hour journey.

live. enjoy. repeat.

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