Beautiful small lake off an old county road in Jefferson County.
Launch Area Spectacular cliffs seen in the distance.
Portable Hoyer lift lowers me into the kayak.
It took me years of trial and error, in a friend's pond, to reach this level of stability. I had dreamed of returning to Payne Lake for years.
Once Steve and Marge realized I was in control they hung back so I could enjoy the serenity of the experience.
Commerically available adapters allow me to paddle without having my hands strapped on the paddle shaft. You can get a good look at them here.
First time my wife and I paddled together in years.
Marge Although some of my activities make her very nervous she rarely stands in my way.
Steve and me. He facilitates so many of my "adventures."
Nature provides these unique gifts quite often.
After several hours we headed back.
Transferring back into my wheelchair
I believe it's really good for able-bodied people to see what is possible.
What can I possibly say to Steve to tell him what this means to me? These opportunities provide the quality of life I need.
Before my accident, Marge and I paddled this lake many times. Often on nights with a full moon. Today was the fulfillment of a dream. How many times do you dream of a special experience only to have it fall short of your expectations, this exceeded my wildest dreams.