Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Islands in the Kankakee

Kankakee River State Park hugs the banks of the river of that name, which is a tributary of the Illinois River. To judge by what we saw over the weekend, most people visit there to fish. We visited to take a walk, and so we did for about a mile, more or less, each way along the north bank. Sometimes the path -- paved, and meant for bicycles too -- winds out of sight of the river. But there are also some fine views, such as this:

Downriver at Wilmington, there are long wooded islands in the river, and there were some at the park, too. Such as this one:

As we stood here looking at the river, a man came up from the bank carrying about a half-dozen fish dangling from a line, including an enormous catfish. "Nice catch," I said. He agreed that the fish were good that day.


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