I went kayaking on the Sabattus River on Tuesday afternoon, the temps were warm and the painted turtles were everywhere. I must’ve seen 65 to 70 sunning themselves on the shore, on rocks and fallen logs. A lot of them would slip back into the water as I paddled past but a few turned out to be less skittish, those are the ones I photographed. I only bothered to photograph the ones where the water was the background, I also saw a couple of snapping turtles but they were submerged and I wasn’t able to get a picture. The only bad part about this paddle is I lost my brand new pair of polarized sunglasses that I just purchased at LL Bean, it was the first time I used them, now they rest on the bottom of the river.