A cormorant sunning on a rock as we began. On our way back we spotted him swimming just ahead of us. Just beyond the cormorant, a Swan swam with the current, keeping ahead of us for quite a while. I missed the video of the day after it "barked" at us twice, it turned around and "ran" back up the river. I just sat in my kayak with my mouth hanging open. I probably had plenty of time to grab the camera and set it to video since it began to run just in front of my husband's boat and then continued on beside me...maybe 6 feet away? Wings and feet and water! Just amazing!!!
We recovered from the swan, came around a bend and there were two osprey calling back and forth. I was able to snap this before the two flew off. Scanning the skies for the osprey, we found sky divers instead!!
We paddled until we were right next to the airfield. Although the current was moving nicely, we were able to just stop in the middle, held in place by a big swatch of vegetation. I think we watched two flights come and go, Each time dropping two groups of divers, directly overhead, 6 or 8 in each group.
It was amazing to hear the sound of the chutes opening!