The ducks were still there, and larger flocks of geese were migrating south, but there were fewer swans and herons. We saw a beaver, and what looked like a black otter, though that may have been wishful thinking. As usual, we shot every frame of film that we had with us, and I really wished that we'd had some left for the especially gorgeous moments around sundown as we were drifting home.
I still have a little bit of work to do on the boats, most notably the decks, but I'm really glad that I built them. It's great to have something small and light enough to toss in the back of the Aztek on a whim, to get out on the water whenever I feel like it.
linuxspice had been feeling fragile, sad, and yucky before we went. We're both glowing with happiness now. Even ignoring the fun that we had, that alone made it all worth it.