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There is just something about being out on a boat, gliding across the waters surface, seeing nature in its purest form. From a boat we get the experience nature as it really is, and not from the comfort of a car or truck. We feel the wind in our face, hear the wind in our ears, the way nature is supposed to be experienced.


The edge of the water is just a touch away, the birds in the air, the fish in the water, the turtles on the logs, the wildlife on the waters edge,,, there are no words that can describe the feeling of being in a boat out in nature.

A couple of weeks ago my buddy and I took a boat out on Cow Bayou, which is close to Bridge city Texas. We launched the boat at the public boat launch at the twin bridges, then turned north and headed through the Orangefield area.

Parts of the bayou had something like a mildew glaze over the top, of which some fish were eating.

A couple of times during the boat ride, gar splashed water into the boat.

Picture taken while on another boat trip

 

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We go out on my grandpa's pontoon boat and it is heaven! It is like all your cares melt away and nothing else matters. Boat riding is so enjoyable and relaxing, there is nothing like it. Especially if you get to take family and friends along and have a good time with them as well, fun for all! Great pic, it reminds me of the lake we boat on!
 

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Was out on the Chesapeake Bay esterday with my buddy on his Irwin ....t'was mahvelous, peaceful and cathartic ....

I may have to work a boat into my retirement plans ..
 
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Canoeing is always fun too ...used to do a two day float on the James River and fish a couple of times a year with friends ...Early Spring and Late fall. It was so relaxing that I rarely fished, preferring to just steer the canoe and take it all in. Almost no portaging and enough class 1 and 2 rapids to make it fun.

I had one friend that seemed to fall out, swamp or sink everytime he went, I refused to pair up with him. He ended up paying for one of the livery's Old Town's until he gave it up. He was able to salvage and repair it though. Fun times. Good company, fresh fish and peace and quiet.
 

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Yes, roaring across the water with a screaming 200 hp. engine laying a wake 200 yards wide is a very natural thing. That is if you are Delta Airlines pilot. Don't ask me how I know these things. "That left Evinrude is over heating",.
 

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Kayaks are fun, cheap and right at the water level. I have a 14' Necky Manitou and it has taken me places I couldn't go any other way. It's not for whitewater, but for creeks, rivers and lakes. Easy to fit 3-4 days worth of provisions and gear for kayak camping. Highly recommended.
 

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For some select few individuals the smell of a 2stroke in the morning is just bliss.
I being one of those selected few equate that smell with fishing and waterfowl hunting.
That being said, up here in the PNW it is what I hope to be doing when I get called to the great duck blinds above.
No better way to go...
 

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I grew up on the water and virtually every house I ever owned was on a body. I even lived on the beach for a couple of years. Water is very relaxing and the only thing I have not done yet on or in the water is pilot an amphibious aircraft.
 
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