By Doug Hall ~
I wrote about kayaking in the Shark River last year. Yesterday, my family and I were able to get out kayaking again!
Today we saw a bald eagle fly overhead. I remember last year near the Brighton Avenue bridge there were about a hundred herons gathered in a flock. It was such a bizarre sight that pictures couldn’t do it justice. Problem is, they were all hanging out on a big mud patch in the middle of the river, and that’s when I noticed how shallow the water was. My paddle could touch the bottom and I ended up getting stuck in the mud for a few minutes.
Overall it was a fun experience, though it got a little strenuous towards the end. Kira said most of her customers rent kayaks for an hour at the most, which is understandable and recommended for those who don’t have a lot of stamina. However, an hour just isn’t enough time to fully explore the extent of the river.