Paddling the Elkhorn Creek, 2016

This weekend was perfect weather for a paddle… it was sunny and 79 degrees with a slight breeze!  I loaded the kayak on my truck and headed to Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County, Kentucky.  My put-in spot was the Elkhorn Acres River Access on Peaks Mill Road.  Water-level was perhaps a bit low for this time of year but sufficient enough for a peaceful day of paddling.  During almost 4 hours on the water, I encountered dozens of fisherman lining the muddy banks of the creek trying to hook their first trophy bass of the season.  Newly hatched goslings struggled to keep up with mother goose as they dodged the bow of my kayak.  Hundreds of turtles, lined-up on logs, sunned themselves until I passed too close… causing them to catapult themselves a few feet into the murky waters below.  What a great day!  Need a break from the stresses of daily life?  Put down the TV remote or smartphone…dust off your hiking boots, load up a small backpack… get out and enjoy a day in nature… it will do your body good!

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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog.
-WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.