Thursday, October 31, 2013

Silver Springs State Park, Part 2

Another day of adventure at Silver River. Donna, Soos, me and the dogs hiked the Swamp Trail to the river.
 Crossing the swamp on a boardwalk.
 Cypress trees and knees
 Overlooking the Silver River at the end of the trail.

Just wait quietly and you'll see lots of things, like turtle noses,
 Kayakers....there's a Little Blue Heron landing beside a Moorhen in the leaves.
 Big fish.....mullet?
Too many gators to find me swimming in this river, but it didn't stop this guy.
 Molly says, "What's that?"
 Thistle says, "I'll get him!"
 There was more kayaking to be done. Margie and Roger and Linda all rented kayaks. No photo because they got off ahead of us. 
 Donna and I used my kayaks to go down the river. Donna is in my inflatable.
 Airboat going slow, trying to be quiet.
 A replica of old Florida, living in the swamps.

 Donna, getting the hang of paddling.
 Black-crowned Night Heron
 Green Heron with a turtle.
I can't seem to remember to bring my camera to the evening meal gatherings, but we have been eating very well. Nan joined us on Wednesday, so now we are 6.

1 comment:

  1. There isn't much more between you and the gators than there is between the swimmer and gators.