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 OKAY I am so glad I got that kayak! I found a local kayak group---Kayak Explorers....We met at the Vamo Primitive Ramp and went out into Little Sarasota bay---through quite a few mangrove tunnels---KEWL!!! - and down Catfish Creek--(under some bridges--some houses in this area) then backtracked to Vamo.

What makes this area so great is that there are very few houses or boats/docks around- the only other boats were a few kayakers. The group included 7 people -"Gene" was our guide and he had explored/navigated this area many times--also he had a GPS gizmo that he didn't really know how to use....

I had emailed with a gal I met via the craiglist activites post and she joined us--"Bonnie" Very nice---was some kind of environmentalist and publishes a monthly newsletter on Natural Sarasota...(web press).

After the paddle we went to Kate and Bills house for a pool party and pizza.... On the paddle saw many jumping fish-probably Mullets-some Osprey and other local birds.....


When I got home I took Skip to the dog park and he had a blast --- then we played in the pool....
I made my stuffed bell peppers for dinner and also my veggie salad mix...

GREAT DAY!!!!! PS: my arms don't even hurt and my kayak worked great---I will probably buy a paddle float and a kayak hand pump

TRIPLE CLICK TO SEE ROUTE LARGE

 

THIS IS MY KAYAK


MANGROVE TUNNELS



CATFISH CREEK


KAYAKING IS SERIOUS STUFF! zoom in hes funny!!


MORE TUNNELS--we went through this


LAUNCH SITE


ME HAVING A GREAT TIME


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annexensen
Sep. 14th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I love it---you get outside and see wildlife and natural areas you couldn't get to any other way... Also paddling is noise free and non impact. Next week I am going with the group to another mangrove area where we will do a cleanup---


cinda29
Sep. 14th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
That looks like so much fun :-)
annexensen
Sep. 14th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Its great - the most difficult part is getting out of the kayak!
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