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Kayaking Season Begins!

Kayaking Season Begins!

Last Saturday Gene and I hit the water again, and it was only FEBRUARY, y’all!  What what?!?  The weather here in Coastal Georgia is always…interesting.  But if February wants to hand us temps around 80, we’re going kayaking!

We paddled at George L. Smith State Park last summer and LOVED it!  I nearly had a heat stroke, but I also got some great photos!  You can see those here.  This time the pond looked a lot different because it’s winter (in name only).

I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking!

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Both the cypress and tupelo trees are deciduous, so they’re looking pretty bare right now. Give them a few weeks and they’ll look totally different!

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The tannic acid from the cypress trees turns the water into a mirror! A couple of times I turned a corner and had a moment of vertigo! For a second or two my brain couldn’t figure out which way was up!

 

We sure did have a good time, and we’re looking forward to getting back out there before the heat gets dangerous!

Do YOU like to kayak?  Do cypress trees (or swamps) creep you out?!?  What are YOUR favorite state parks?  Leave me a comment, and let’s chat!

A New Kayaking Adventure!

A New Kayaking Adventure!

You know how you hear about a place, and you scope it out online, and you wonder if the real thing looks anywhere near as gorgeous as it does online?  Yeah?  Well, THIS place delivered!imageWe recently heard about George L. Smith State Park and decided to check it out this weekend.  On Sunday we loaded up the kayaks and a picnic, went to the early service at church, and then headed out on our adventure.

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Sunny Saturday: Kayaking

Sunny Saturday: Kayaking

Today was a GORGEOUS 76-degree morning, so Gene and I loaded up the kayaks and headed to King’s Ferry Landing on the Ogeechee River.

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Getting ready to put in.
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See how I strategically put Gene between the bank (and potential alligators) and me?   I am a smart woman!

 

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Approaching Interstate 95.
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Paddling under I-95. Not my favorite part of the morning!  It’s spooky under there…and loud!
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Taking a quick snack break before heading back to the landing.  The forest is beautiful in this area!
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Row, row, row your boat!
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Here’s what my Fitbit had to say about the morning!

We love being out on the water!  It’s both relaxing AND a great workout.  Multi-tasking at its best, I say!

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