Sunday, January 11, 2009

Withlacoochcie Kayaking....

Last week Paul Anderson organized a kayak outing on the Withlacoochie River (not sure what it would be With-out-lacoochie! :) ) so Paul and Connie, Bobbie and Jim, Marcia and Joe, Trisha, and Bob and Molly, took off towards Nobelton to the launching site, about 15 minutes west of Bushnell. It was the perfect day to be on the river...sunny, warm and no wind...just the kind of day this group loves! We all had more than enough wind last winter in the desert!
Below you see our little group in the drop off van.....


Connie and Paul in the rear, Joe and Marcia, Molly, Jim, Bobbie, and Bob....

and Trisha in the navigator's seat....



.......here's Trisha!

Here's most of the group at the launch site........





And here is my best side..... NOT!:) But you can clearly see that the shoulders are in much better shape than last winter!! :) :)



Honestly, I thought that since we were on a RIVER, there should be water skiing....but this little spit of a river would only be a ditch with water in it back at home! But what a lovely river it was! We meandered our way downriver about 5 miles from the drop off point at Hog Island back to Nobelton and spent about 3 hours enjoying the nature and each other's company.




There were lots of turtles sunning along the way.........



here Jim and Bobbie float a spell on the flat smooth water.....



for several miles, we floated four and five abreast down the river, as only this group of happy campers is wont to do!!



The bright blue sky was a welcome backdrop for the day!
The scenery along the Withlacoochie River was lovely.....
and we all had fun paddling and floating down this Florida river!



Arriving back at the Paddler's Pub, we disembarked and shared a nice late afternoon meal in the shade of the live oaks and Spanish Moss. Thanks, Paul, for engineering another great day! :)

4 comments:

Mike McFall said...

Looks like you had a NEAT day!! Makes me homesick for good ole Florida and its rivers......

Nice Post!!!!

Mike (&Pat)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures Sure looks like fun. Cold here in the Rockies but the sun is shinning!!!!!
Have a fun day

Barb & Bob

Joe and Sherri said...

Thanks for taking Sherri and I along on the float trip! I really enjoyed it and best of all I did not have to paddle.

Joe and Sherri

Joe said...

Looks like a very nice trip down river. Oh,those kayaks look like canoes.