Lake Orange, North Carolina

Old Eno Presbyterian Church Cemetery

I had a great afternoon with my friend Missy at Lake Orange. It is a beautiful area near Hillsborough, North Carolina. The Old Eno Presbyterian Church Cemetery is a 250-year old site on the shore. I love to explore old cemeteries. Many of these graves are only marked with a rough stone.

“Alas! how changed that lovely flower
which bloomed and cheered my heart
Fair fleeting comfort for an hour
How soon we’re called to part!”

Lake Orange, North Carolina

Kayaking on Lake Orange

I spent a lovely day at Lake Orange with my friend Missy yesterday. I had never even heard of Lake Orange before I met her. Now I want to move there! It is a small reservoir lake between Hillsborough and Mebane, North Carolina, but big enough to allow all kinds of boating.

Missy made us a picnic lunch and we paddled to a wilder area of the lake, with the hopes of seeing the bald eagles that nest there. We saw lots of turtles and a great blue heron. I love paddling but I haven’t done any in a long time, so I am feeling it in my arms and abs today.