Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Silver River Adventure - Part III


As we slid quietly along the river, we caught sight of this downed palm tree.  I thought a sepia version would be appropriate - this is where some of the Tarzan movies were filmed.

We saw the old Silver Springs Landing where in the late 19th century boats brought passengers and goods.

Nearby was a small village which even included a church.

Not far from the village, lay an abandoned and sinking boat, a haven now for turtles and alligators.

20 comments:

RedPat said...

I love that 1st pic in colour, Lowell! Your pics make it look like you were way off in the wilderness - what a great place that is.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a wonderful place, Lowell!! I would love to visit there! The turtles are huge and amazing!! Terrific captures, thanks so much for sharing!!

Stefan Jansson said...

The first photo is very good.

William Kendall said...

I'm sure the turtles appreciate that foundering boat.

That first shot is breathtaking.

Jack said...

That turtle parade is very nice, Lowell.

Kate said...

Wonderful journey; especially like the village shacks.
In trying to synch all my Apple computers/iphone, I've had nothing but trouble since. Back to Apple Tech tomorrow. Scroll bar absent from many sites; working on it.

Judy said...

Great shots! I am enjoying the trip!

cieldequimper said...

Okay, now you see, heavenly and interesting as this might look, I would never, ever go paddling there... I mean, what happens if you capsize? Does saying a few Hail Marys help even if you've never said one in your life before???

Bergson said...


turtles sunning themselves;
they have put sunscreen?

Olivier said...

tres belle balade et belle brochette de pin-up qui se font bronzer ;)

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, the sepia effect really takes that image back to the 19th century!

EG CameraGirl said...

The first photo is outstanding! I like them all, but especially the first one.

Lois said...

More wonderful pictures! I feel like I have been on this trip with you. I just love the sepia version of that tree. Nice reflection too.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow this is so interesting. Old landing dock and village and then Turtles!--pretty neat. MB

VP said...

Landing is always a good word to hear when on water. I really liked your trip and I hope the both of you enjoyed it!

Karl Demetz said...

I would suggest to rename the Silver River in Turtles River.
Impressive pictures, Lowell !

Sharon Anck said...

I'm loving this tour and I especially love all those turtles lined up on that log.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loving this --missing this -- wishing I could be in two places at once.

Hilda said...

The turtles all in a row are so funny! Love their different colors too.

SRQ said...

That's quite a turtle traffic jam!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson