Kayaking is not a new sport to me; however that doesn’t mean I’m ready to barrel roll down the rapids! That being said, I’m perfectly happy to rent a kayak from the Colter Bay Marina and take in a paddle on Jackson Lake. Last weekend, my boyfriend Sy and I did just that!
Having done this once before, Sy and I lathered up with sunscreen, donned our safe and stylish life vests, and pushed off into the calm waters of the Marina. We decided on a relaxing paddle around the closest bays, and are very happy we did!
The bays were filled with active water birds. As we paddled along we watched bald eagles soar overhead, an osprey defend its territory, and saw a blue heron and spotted piper hunting for their lunches along the shore. We’d like to share some of our photos from that day with all of you!
This Bald Eagle Decided that branch looked like a good landing spot. I love this photo because it reminds me of a flagpole topper! This guy had a very busy morning. He soared high above us hunting for his next meal and was chased by the Osprey. He definitely deserves a nice rest!
This Osprey kept his eyes open for that pesky Bald Eagle. It was very cool watching him dive bomb the Eagle as he chased him from his territory!
Can you spot the spotted sandpiper? I’ll give you a hint….he’s brown and white and is standing on a branch.
That’s right, he’s right in the middle of the photo. This Sandpiper was so interesting to watch as he chattered and bobbed his way along the shore!
This Blue Heron was searching the shoreline for some lunch. I almost paddled right by him until he started moving.
He was quite shy and flew away when I got closer to him.
So if you are in the Tetons this summer, Sy and I definitely recommend coming out to Jackson Lake for a paddle! If the wildlife is not particularly active that day at least you the have gorgeous view to keep you company!
From Melissa’s Corner (of the lake)!