In one of the best moves ever - Mike gave me a kayak for my b-day! Today was the first possible chance I had to try it out. I did take a poorly thought-out step onto some snow, falling through into ice water, and had to go home to change clothes before actually getting into the kayak, but after that, it was a lot of fun.
We surprised some Canadian Geese nesting, who flew away so we could see these:
We paddled up a little creek as far as we could go, which wasn't far at all, until we met up with lake ice: