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Great Falls: Water, Color, Kayaks!

Early this afternoon I called up my friend Penny and asked if she wanted to go for a walk in the woods. She did. We headed for the Virginia side of Great Falls park. I’ve written about the Potomac River … Continue reading

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River Bend Park: Another View of the Potomac

There’s nothing quite as nice as having an old friend you haven’t seen in while call up to ask if you want to grab part of a nice day for a hike.  I almost always say yes to such a … Continue reading

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The River Beckons

Yes, I spent time in the garden this weekend—planting the beans and the basil seed, pulling weeds and harvesting, but I also got out on my bicycle.  I had let it get a little late, what with sunset around 8:30, … Continue reading

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Mason Neck Sparkles in Winter

Normally, my local pleasures are within a 10 mile radius, but I ventured outside that recently to go to Mason Neck, a great place for kayaking in warmer weather.  There is a National Wildlife Refuge here as well as a … Continue reading

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River and Marsh

Over Columbus Day weekend, my sailing buddy and I, thwarted by lack of wind, decided to kayak in Alexandria’s Dyke Marsh.  We rented kayaks at Belle Haven Marina, one of my favorite places to rent kayaks and sailboats. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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River in the City

When I need a dose of the river and don’t want to drive anywhere, I walk down to Theodore Roosevelt Island over the bridge that spans the George Washington Memorial Parkway near Rosslyn. It never fails to refocus my mind. In … Continue reading

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