Friday, January 11, 2013

The boys have a kayaking adventure

On Wednesday afternoon, the boys were finished with school, and Tom had no chores to do, but I still had a meeting to call into, so the three of them decided to take the kayaks out for a little paddle through the canal.

Bryce borrowed the neighbors’ kayak again, and Tom and Nick used the ones that are here at the park.  Tom had a quick lesson from Debbie,

A quick paddling lesson

and then he was ready to go!

Ready for a relaxing paddle

Bryce and Nicolas look so comfortable in the kayaks, you’d think they’ve been doing this all their lives!

Old Pros!

I got a quick picture of the three of them before they set off, and then gave Nicolas my old camera so he could get some pictures as they paddled around.

Day 9_Kayaking Adventures

They launched the kayaks in the canal right in front of our campsite, and went to the right (see map below).

Canal Map

They followed along, staying in the canal, until they reached Alligator Island, which is about 1.5 miles from our campsite.

Nicolas got some good pictures as they were paddling, of Tom & Bryce,

Paddlers in Action

and some nice shots of birds along the canals.

Double-Crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

a great blue heron and double-crested cormorant

Little Blue Heron

a little blue heron and a little egret (I think)

Little Egret










This pelican looks like he’s a little wary of Nicolas getting so close!

Giving Nicolas the Evil Eye!

They arrived at the little island, hoping that maybe the alligator would be hanging out there, but he wasn’t . . .

Alligator Island

It was a beautiful day for a paddle – with just enough clouds to keep it from being too hot – and they had a great time, and no mishaps!

On the Water!


  1. Way to go boys!!! This has been perfect kayaking weather!!!

  2. Kayaking is truly a great way to see the sights and get some good exercise. Love the bird pictures!


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