Hyland Lake Kayaking
Been here before, but it's a good lake.
Saw many, many small fish and a few larger ones. Also, hundreds of small turtles (mostly sticking their heads just out of the water until I paddled past). Investigated a strange lump rising out of the water. Thought it might be a tiny island or a tire but, as I got closer, realized it was warthing me. it turned out to be a large snapping turtle. I eventually submerged about a foot and then just stayed there, watching me, as I paddled around it. Took lunch on the island. Saw another snapper paddling through the shallows as I ate on the island.
After taking the boat out, I saw something else in the water near the launch. Turned out to be a muskrat munching on some greenery. Though he saw me, he didn't seem to care. He paddled around in a circles for a bit and then found a dead fish floating on the water which he snatched up in his jaws and then motored to shore for a feast.
Rebuilt the kayak mounting system recently. Pulleys connect ropes to the handles on the ends of the kayak for raising and lowering (via a manual boat winch mounted near the floor) and black bungee straps support the boat once it's raised between the joists. Works pretty well, but I still need to improve the lift near the bow so that it clears the garage door better.
Kinda want to built a rig to hold the kayak on top of the Jeep. Something with pegs to prevent it sliding left and right.