There’s nothing quite like being on the water. Many of us reserve that kind of recreational activity for weekends, not SPH Dean Boris Lushniak. He is out to soak up the fading sunlight even on a random weekday evening.
Both Boris, and his wife Trish, love the outdoors. They especially enjoy kayaking because it combines exercise with the serenity of the water and nature. Spending time together as a couple is an additional benefit, making it a perfect trifecta for physical, mental and social well-being.
“there’s a sense of always setting yourself up for the next adventure”
Two weeks ago, they loaded their kayaks atop the car on a Monday around 5:30 PM. Their destination was Riley’s Lock at Seneca Landing, a special place known for being one of the busiest entry points to the Potomac River. The most unique thing about this spot is its boat launch, which is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
The pair first enjoyed dinner together and were out on the open water by about 6:30 in the evening, taking in sights of osprey, blue herons and kingfishers flying overhead, and listening to the deep amphibian music across the river. Boris shares that, “there’s a sense of always setting yourself up for the next adventure,” as they paddled toward the shoreline, noting bald eagles in the distance.
“The kayaks are still loaded on top of the car, so no one knows what may happen next!”
By the time Boris and Trish wrapped up their night, they were filled with a deep appreciation for the natural world. The water, the birds, the air, the sunset and the beauty of time spent together were all paramount to their enjoyment of the evening. Boris says, “the kayaks are still loaded on top of the car, so no one knows what may happen next!”
- Some Good News