Nature Heals-Canoeing on Fishhawk Lake

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Yesterday, as a way of moving forward from our recent family loss, I decided to do some solo canoeing on Fishhawk Lake. It was a fairly placid morning with clear clear skies, and I was pretty much alone on the lake. What a great way to heal.


 Along with photos, I took a video.


Now, the last time I shot video with one hand I was holding a shovel in the other and busily shoveling snow UP my driveway while trying out video for the first time. I’m not much better, and you will find a bit of wobblyness as I try to steer the canoe while still shooting, but this sure was a lot more fun! 


So, at some point, you will see an oar zip by the lens! At least I kept filming the homes and surrounding area of Fishhawk Lake and with each video I learn something new. Like maybe, finding a different camera that I won’t have to hold a button down on while maneuvering a boat in front of me!


If you find the need to "get away from it all", let me take you on a timeless ride on Fishhawk Lake, one that will show you a taste of what it's like to live on Fishhawk Lake....either part time or fulltime.


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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Solo canoeing is so peaceful for any of us Gayle and the restful time on the lake hearing the birds and seeing the homes and water, well that is just heavenly. Nice hearing your voice and we wish we were all there too. Thinking about Jenna today myself Gayle.

May 12, 2012 02:36 PM #1
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Gayle, I wish I was there, as well.  How peaceful.  Serenity... what a great way to find it in a canoe... all by yourself on Fishhawk Lake.  I am envious.

May 12, 2012 03:04 PM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gayle,

What a fabulous video..really depicts the quietness and solace of your morning canoe ride..a great place to get away and hearing the the sounds of the birds and the seeing the gentle rustle of the trees..Fishhawk Lake is a slice of heaven!

May 12, 2012 09:20 PM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-Loved that peaceful ride with you, Look forward to the day I am able to visit Fishhawk and you,that will be a happy day in my life and very special. You are on my bucket list as is Fishhawk. Hope your ride helped. Monday marks 10 weeks for my girl.


Happy Mothers Day my friend


May 12, 2012 10:01 PM #4
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Ahhh, another great your area and I always love your posts/pix that make me/us feel like we are there with you! Do you ever have an ugly day there ? LOL

May 12, 2012 11:34 PM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wondeful way to be alone gliding on the water and enjoying the healing vibes of nature...A

May 13, 2012 02:52 AM #6
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Gayle, you have been in my thoughts since hearing about Jenna.  Nature does heal and so do decisions made of love.  Now the memories that will keep you company will be your healthy and happy girl.  A strong hug to you.

May 13, 2012 10:32 PM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You make all of us wish for a house at Fishhawk Lake.  Thanks for sharing the beauty of your area.

Have a most productive week as home buyers take advantage of the record low mortgage interest rates.

May 13, 2012 11:39 PM #8
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Gayle,

What a lovely place to go and spend some quiet time remembering your beloved dog. I am still grieving for my 2 that I lost 3 years ago and have 3 rescue dogs that are wonderful and I love them so but still it is hard to get over a loss. I lost my Princess, then Snowy and then my mother so it was a bad year.

In time, the pain will ease and the good memories will remain. God Bless!

May 14, 2012 01:06 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Gayle, that was a peaceful paddle. I thought you were amazingly stable with the shoot - considering you were on water and doing your own paddling. My goodness - good job. What camera did you finally get?  It's fun to capture moments, don't you think?  :)

May 14, 2012 01:21 AM #10
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

You know, I had to view your video in full screen . . . wishing I had Fishhawk Lake at my beckon call.  My son gave me a kayak tour (thought it was lessons, only a tour) and you've inspire me to get that penciled in!

May 15, 2012 06:49 AM #11
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Gayle, first of all sorry to hear that you've had a rough time recently...  But how right you are in that when you need to get away Fishhawk Lake is a darn good place to head. 

It sure was beautiful Friday in May!  I wish I were there too!  Thanks for sharing...


May 19, 2012 05:43 AM #12
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

I like stopping by everyone else's blog, so thanks for saying hi and I'll see you at yours. It WAS a nice peaceful outing, wasn't it?

May 19, 2012 12:53 PM #13
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