Otters and Marty

As the light faded, I paddled upstream. The river was lonely—almost empty of other paddlers. Then someone in a blue-and-white Eddyline Samba emerged from the gloom.

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She was just ahead of me and she was looking at something along the shore. Turned out to be three River Otters swimming along the left bank towards the mouth.

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Near the bridge I introduced myself and learned her name, Marty.

She’s a retired pathologist who’s got a vacation home at Bridgehaven. We enjoyed a brief conversation about national news, the pleasures of retirement, and restorative power of spending time outdoors in nature.

 

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