Close to home...

..and closer to the opening of school.

Mudge Pond is in Sharon, CT and is popular with fishermen.  The 'path' from the boat ramp at the south end is a clear passage through the water lilies.

The more I use my skin-on-frame canoe, the more I appreciate its convenience.  Its like a pocket knife.  I can pull it out when I need it, and be on the water in the time it takes to drive to the shore.