Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Most Awesome Event Update EVER!

Today we had the most awesome event EVER! We kayaked down Turkey Creek. If you weren't OYB today, you missed a lot! Here are just a FEW of the pictures that Heather took (I wasn't feeling confident that I wouldn't drown my camera so Heather was kind enough to do the photography work for me today.) There are tons of other pictures as well, these are just the highlights. Click the photos to embiggen:

 Me and HFC David, attempting to kiss without capsizing our kayaks. That sounds way dirtier than it is.
 We had an awesome turnout today. In addition to Heather and HFC David, we were joined by Paul...
and Ibrahim...
 and Dawnell...

 and the lovely Kristen, our fearless tour guide!

This was about the coolest thing I have ever seen. A manatee actually came about 1/2 way out of the water to nom on some grass. Really amazing!
 David, looking good as always.
 There were a total of 9 canoes on the trip.

 Heather took all of the pictures today, I thought this one is amazing, definitely the picture of the day!
 An anhinga drying its wings.
 Me, David and Dawnell during our picnic lunch.
 A cute picture of Ibrahim.
 The kayaks, also taking a lunch break.
A soft-shelled turtle.
 Heather thought it was funny that my life jacket had an ad for Vodka on it.
 Me, looking like an adventurer.
 I think this will be the new DeeMotivation icon.
David, my little adventurer

The divine Ms. Heather. I finally got up the courage to take a few pictures, and I didn't even drop the camera!
 Our fearless tour guide, Kristen, taking a picture of me taking a picture of her.
 This picture made me laugh, the turtle was goofing off with his legs sailing in the air. I think he was practicing his Superman moves.
 A cool shot of a manatee.  We saw quite a few today, and one even swam right under Dawnell's boat!
A scary alligator. I lie, he was actually very cute and not too big. But I'm glad he stayed on shore. As I explained to Dawnell, you don't have to outswim the alligator, you just have to outswim the other people in the water!

Today was an awesome trip. Thanks so much for everyone who came out and especially to Kristen from FLOC for making it such a safe and enjoyable trip. If you are looking for a great, fun thing to do on a weekend, be sure to check out her web site and business, located in Captain Hirams in Sebastian.

1 comment:

  1. Just so you know, Dee. The fish in the picture is a plecostamus - an invasive exotic South American suckermouth catfish that was released by the aquarium trade. Good picture!

    Don 'Woodkayaker' McCumber