I had to think about this month's photo blogging challenge theme - pooch. Our family does not include a dog. My sister's family's dog, friends' dogs or dogs seen while walking/hiking might have worked. Or dog portraits. But I wanted to find a way to make the theme fit the things we love to do every month...and I did!
When water levels are high enough, the first and second Vermilion Lakes are connected by a channel that parallels Vermilion Lakes Road. Together, the two lakes create about a 10 km paddling loop, with lots of opportunities for bird spotting/photography, surrounded by beautiful mountains.
After a great day paddling Upper Kananaskis Lake, we headed for another big lake for our next kayaking adventure. Lake Minnewanka is the longest lake in Banff National Park, and a popular choice for mountain biking, hiking, boating, scuba diving, backcountry camping, photography and skating!
We opted for the third Vermillion Lake for our first-ever kayak adventure! Under blue sky and sunshine, we enjoyed the cool breeze across the water and the company of a Common Loon.