It's practically a perfect evening for a Saturday sunset tour by kayak of Piney Run Reservoir, a 300-acre lake in Sykesville, just south of Liberty Road.
As kayak instructor Joel Beckwith hauls his gear down to the waterfront, a small group of four assembles by Piney Run Nature Center's Yak Shack.
Beckwith has each sign a waiver, pick out a life jacket and kayak, and they embark.
The small fleet emerges from the cove into the main stretch, moving at a leisurely paddle.
"It amazes me how many people have never seen an eagle in the wild," said Beckwith. "We're a society that really doesn't get out that much."
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