Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kayaking & Canoeing the Silver River Canals



This car and trailer came from Alaska.  I asked the driver "Canoe kayak in Alaska?"  He said, "Not in January, you idiot!"


Here is where paddlers enter and disappear


These brave folks were never heard from again.  


Gator infested waters.  Plus a few turtles.


There's strength in numbers.


I warned this guy not to enter that dark area.  But did he listen?  Nooooooo!


They just left the ramp and she's already needing Dramamine !

21 comments:

RedPat said...

Your pics from here always make me want to go kayaking! That is a long drive from Alaska!

William Kendall said...

That Alaskan is way far from home!

bill burke said...

Too funny, nicely composed photos Lowell. Are there gators in that area because if there are, that's not a place for me.

Michelle said...

My parents have an area similar to this close to their house. Great spot for a kayak!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Alligators!! I would have been the person who listened to you Lowell ☺ Super shots, it does look tempting!

Lois said...

Not to mention snakes! Beautiful pictures but I could never do it myself.

About your comment on basements in Florida. There are a few here in Tallahassee, but only in houses that are built on lots that have a hill. The houses look like they are one story in the front and then you go around back and there are two levels with the lower one sometimes being a basement. I think that is the case with the house I showed in my post.

Kay said...

We get lots of Alaskans coming down our way for the balmy winters in Washington. But I don't see kayakers around here this time of year. Maybe we need more of an edge, like gators.

Tanya Breese said...

You are funny! Beautiful place to kayak!

Linda said...

I love the light, colours and reflections in your photos, Lowell!

Bibi said...

Beautiful scenes....but honestly, it doesn't take much for a gator to tip a canoe.....

Gosia k said...

Lovely river

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Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha este belo canal.
Gostei bastante das fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

Marleen said...

Looks a nice area for canooing.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful images, Lowell, but with gators and snakes it is not a place for me...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Are you secretly a journalist. Such fun writing and a great photo essay. Makes me want to be there!

Janis
GDP

Taken For Granted said...

Don't think I would enter the gator infested water with a Kayak. They are just glorified swim toys. I usually wind up swimming when I take our kayak out. Might try it with a stable Jon boat. The gators must see these boats as a tasty snack in a plastic wrapper.

Sharon Anck said...

"Never heard from again..." Who's the idiot now?

Small City Scenes said...

I have canoed before but never kayaked---similar I suppose. But NOT in gator infested waters.
MB

LOLfromPasa said...

Looks so picturesque. A wonderful advertisement for Florida. When I hear the mention of gators and snakes...I'm thinking I'll pass on trying out one of those Kayaks.

Your mention of 'Sherlock Holmes' made me laugh. I had the same thought :). We just started watching the newest BBC series.

magiceye said...

Loved your photo essay! Your captions are captivating!

"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