This was on my list of summer fun...kayaking in Mapleton in the tide water. I just love exploring new places, yet this is not even new for me; the Siuslaw River. It had just been so long since I had floated along this peaceful part of the river. We paddled to a place that we called "the island" which was just a sand bar that is exposed during low tide. We paddled up a Knowles Creek too, and under two bridges. I love checking off the items from the fun list.