The tide was an hour passed a near full moon high. However, there were many shallow areas to avoid. This made for spectacular oyster reefs and shallow sand bars for coastal bird resting or nesting grounds.
The canoe gracefully glided through the tidal waters as we navigated the shoals and islands. Surprisingly, we observed no trash throughout the estuary. Although, there were abandoned structures that had become home to many new life forms.
The sun peered through the clouds and we realized the islands and horizon were infinite. Cody and I had not realized how far we paddled. On the way back, concentration was important to find our way to the launch as everything appeared the same.
Admittedly, we left the compass at home. Luckily there were landmarks that hinted at our path.
We made it and lived to tell our first canoe story.
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