Viewing Florida's wildlife and kayaking the spring run July 31, 2015

We had the pleasure of paddling with a group of 4 from Russia this morning and the St Johns River didn't disappoint! It's always a treat to show off our part of Florida to people from far away lands. The Swamp Hibiscus and Rose Mallow are blooming along the river's edge and the Water Hickory's branches that are loaded with nuts are hanging low. We watched the Great and Little Blue Herons and Great Egrets fishing in the lilies and the Ospreys and Swallow-tailed Kites were flying over head, dipping down to the river for a quick drink. We got to see a few large Alligators today and in the clear waters of the spring run the Longnose Gar, Mullet, Catfish, Bream and Tilapia could easily be seen. We also spent some time observing 2 young Manatees that were playing around in the run. This was a fantastic day to be on the river. Time flies when you have a kayak paddle in your hands.

1 comment:

The Boyd's said...

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It was a great trip and adventure, thanks to Kenny! We are okay w/photos. I shall send you a link to more of them as soon as we reach home. Keep me in the loop re payment, I want to be sure the excellent service is being paid. We shall spread the word about you within our FB community as well. That was a VERY good closure of our one-week stay at Daytona, all four of us very grateful to you and Kenny for the care and unforgettable experience!!!