We couldn't have asked for a nicer day for a canoe trip. A cool front moved through early in the morning, the skies cleared and daytime temperatures hovered in the 70s.
We only saw a couple other canoes on our trip but spotted quite a bit of wildlife and enjoyed the many blooming plants along the river banks. A bald eagle accompanied us for much of the trip, sometimes sailing just a few feet over our heads. Steve managed to get a snapshot of him as he sailed ahead. If you look closely at the image of the river, you can spot him at the edge of the tree line on the right side of the river. At one point he waited on a limb just about 20 feet above the water and we stopped directly beneath him. A perfect opportunity for a closeup, but the camera failed us. Bummer!
It is always a pleasure to get away from the city, the traffic, the cell phones, TV and all the other distractions. Here on the Current River, you are surrounded by the beauty of one of Missouri's protected streams, lots of birds, water fowl, turtles and furry critters. The clear water shows off the many trout, snails, and crabs scurrying about.