My bucket list

Noah, Julie and EliĀ 

I keep a bucket list of photos. Photos that I really want to photograph in the worst way. Photos that I think about at night. And this was one of them.

In casual conversation I heard about how Julie’s two dogs ride on the kayak with her and I knew I had to have a chance to photograph them. Julie paddled back and forth, up and down the Willamette river while I tried to get my best angle against the setting sun. I even waded out into the river waist deep.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had.

The next day was a bonus round. We went back without the camera and Karen and I manned our own kayaks. Neither of us had ever been in a kayak before. It was so much fun.

I had to drive by the river today to get to another photo shoot and I really longed to paddling like crazy again.

I’ve come to the conclusion that kayaking is a lot like really good sushi. You enjoy it so much at the time, but you crave it like mad for the following days.

7 Replies to “My bucket list”

  1. What a lovely photo. I’m looking forward to seeing more bucket list photos … I don’t suppose coming to New Zealand and taking some photos of Frankie and Beryl is on your bucket list??? I think I could get Frankie to enjoy kayaking, it would be fun trying:) I’ve done a little myself and it is a lot of fun. Hmm, you’ve got me thinking now, I’ve got friends with a kayak and live near a river as well as the beach. Shame we’re going into the cold weather. And I want some sushi!

  2. Kayaking is so awesome. I am still on the look out for a boat with a big cockpit like that one so there will be room for Barbie to lie between my legs… there’s no way i’d get anyone from my house to sit o nthe back like that though!

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