In late summer the pelicans start their migration south, stopping for a few weeks in our area’s lakes or rivers. I expect to see them in Campbell Lake in August or September so I plan ahead to paddle with the pelicans.
Unfortunately the wind forecast was wrong and I battled stronger winds out of the west as I paddled the shoreline. The flock of pelicans usually hangs out in a large shallow bay on the southeast corner of the lake.
Taking photos from a kayak on a windy day is not easy; it is hard to get crisp shots. A long telephoto lens is needed with a tripod, but that is not compatible with a kayak, both hands on the paddle, and a boat rocking in the wind. Each day is an adventure and we just get the photos that we can. Paddling with pelicans is a treat we look forward to each year.