I went canoeing at Chain O' Lakes this weekend. I don't remember seeing so many kingfishers on one day in years. We usually don't paddle west of Weber Lake because Mud Lake and Rivir Lake are usually full of foul smelling weeds. This time we paddled all four lakes west of Weber. There is a short portage between Norman Lake and the other lakes. Norman lake has the clearest water I've ever seen in Indiana. The other interesting thing I saw was the rental canoes. Usually when I see couples paddling, the girl is sitting in the front and the guy is sitting in the back paddling. This weekend, most of the rentals had guys in front paddling, and a girl in the back just sitting there.