There is a small yellow-crowned (?) heron on the dock in the photo above which you cannot see. But it is hard to identify with assurance as he flies away the minute we get closer.
Our silver canoe will not be easily seen on the silver surface of the water and so we must start paddling across the entryway to our side of the river to stay ahead of the shadows.
There is little water chop and not much wake from other boats, so it is an easy exercise and with the breeze. We can see the white tops of the dock posts in the distance.
We glide smoothly to the spit of land just at the end of our dock. And as we unload cushions and paddles we can pause to enjoy the final light from the safety of land.