What’s Your Water Place?

It’s summer and people naturally flock to the water. So where do you prefer? Beach? Pool? River? Lake?

I love the water in the summer and need, yes need, to be near it, on it or in it. But how I enjoy water has changed over my lifetime.

This could be taken almost anywhere on the Little River where we kayak and canoe.

This could be taken almost anywhere on the Little River where we kayak and canoe.

I spent a few hours last weekend with female friends floating down the Little River in my kayak until we got to our land. When I say we floated, we literally sat in the boats and allowed the current to take us most of the time. We didn’t hurry at all. The river was low but moved fast enough to carry us the few miles home. It was our first float of the year and felt great!

canoeing on Findley Lake

Canoeing on the lake was a Summer pass time, when we weren’t swimming, boating or skiing.

I grew up on a small lake in Upstate New York paddling flat-bottomed canoes on water as smooth as glass. We water skied, putted around in the boat sometimes and flew over the water others. We swam, jumped off the dock, raced to the island or a raft and practically lived in and on the water.


Onslow Beach on Camp Lejeune N.C. is wide, clean and beautiful as seen through the eyes of a Marine wife.

Onslow Beach with LAVs

Marines often have a different view of the same beach. These are Amphibious Assault Vehicles practicing a beach invasion.

While following Macho Marine around the world, we went to some of the best beaches, all located on Marines Corps bases.

When the children were in high school, we had an in-ground pool.

Now, we live on Little River that flows from the Great Smoky Mountains.

So tell me your water preference. Beach? Pool? River? Lake?


About KaLynCooper

​KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Eastern Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or paddling on the river.
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