Cape Cod: Kayaking on the Swan Pond River

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Our kayaking adventure began at the Cape Cod Waterways on the Swan Pond River in Dennis Port (and no...those aren't real Canada geese).

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Popsicle-bright kayaks ready for a float down the river.

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American flags waved proudly all over Cape Cod. I think it is the most patriotic place I have ever been.

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The river was more of a long, narrow marsh than raging rapids, which suited me just fine for my first kayaking excursion.

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About half way through our kayak trip, the blue sky became enshrouded by eerie fog. Notice the Salt Box-style house and windmill in the photo, both of which are characteristic of Cape Cod architecture.

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As we neared the delta leading to the Nantucket Strait, we paddled the kayak to a private beach.

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Here I am wielding the kayak paddle, ready to ward off any danger.

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Sam doesn't think we're in much danger on the peaceful but somewhat eerie Swan River and flashes a grand smile.

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Walking along the beach, we noticed part of the sand was roped off so these little birds could nest in peace and not have to worry about human interference.

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View of the Nantucket Strait.

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I was glad we had decided to beach our kayak earlier and explore the beach on foot. I wasn't ready to let this fogginess pull me out to sea, never to return.

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Once we were satisfied with seeing as much as we could in the fog, we headed back to our kayak.

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It wasn't long before we paddled beneath bluer skies.

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And when we docked at Cape Cod Waterways, we got to enjoy these Canada geese, all of which were real.

One Thought on “Cape Cod: Kayaking on the Swan Pond River

  1. Great story andrealine ;) I was totally enthralled! ha Love you!

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