Kayak Adventure Dec 2013……

…. mocking birds singing in the south window, roosters doing a duo out the north window…. morning has broken. Not a leaf is moving as there is no breeze and it’s chilly- 72 this morning! brrr…….However, windows and doors are still open all night but just have to pull the covers up around my neck for a few more minutes of snuggling. I LOVE late fall on our island…..just enough coolness to relax and enjoy the air! Be that as it may, I still have on my flip flops, sleeveless t-shirt, shorts but just a light jacket to keep the chill off!

Yesterday started out much the same way but by 10 it was 85 and HOT in the sun as we were pulling the kayaks out of the truck and into the mangroves for our adventure…..

We drove all the way to the north end of the island -about 40 minutes and put in our kayaks into the mangroves to paddle across the  lake while tide was flowing out and the breeze was just enough to cool us!

our neighbor-Jason and John pull the kayaks off the truck

our neighbor-Jason and John pull the kayaks off the truck

let the ride begin.....

let the ride begin…..

entering the mangroves

entering the mangroves

neighbors- Jason and Michelle

neighbors- Jason and Michelle

so peaceful.....

so peaceful…..

Michelle said "don't you feel like you are on a Disney ride?"!!!!

Michelle said “don’t you feel like you are on a Disney ride?”!!!!

the water begins to turn a bit more green, less grasses and more sandy.....

the water begins to turn a bit more green, less grasses and more sandy…..

after a 1/2 paddle we round the corner and.....there it is....Columbus Point and the "green lagoon"!!

after a 1/2 paddle we round the corner and…..there it is….Columbus Point and the “green lagoon”!!

Michelle stands in amazement at the surroundings.....

Michelle stands in amazement at the surroundings…..

after beaching the kayaks, we started our hike on the beach....

after beaching the kayaks, we started our hike on the beach….

the sky was amazing!!!!

the sky was amazing!!!!

sea the florescent fish?

sea the florescent fish?

alive urchin

alive urchin

John got this underwater shot of this shell moving!

John got this underwater shot of this shell moving!

sand dollars-the brown one is alive- we put it back!

sand dollars-the brown one is alive- we put it back!

Michelle enjoys a swim

Michelle enjoys a swim

the guys snorkel while Michelle and I swim

the guys snorkel while Michelle and I swim

we float in the fast flowing creek towards the monument! WHAT A RIDE! Couldn't stop if you wanted to!

we float in the fast flowing creek towards the monument! WHAT A RIDE! Couldn’t stop if you wanted to!

it was a challenge to get back in the flowing waters......but we made it! What a work out!

it was a challenge to get back in the flowing waters……but we made it! What a work out!

then a bit of a walk on the beach...

then a bit of a walk on the beach…

We were rewarded by a great lunch on the beach!

We were rewarded by a great lunch on the beach!

heading back across the "green lagoon"

heading back across the “green lagoon”

they havin a ball!!!

they havin a ball!!!

chillaxin....

chillaxin….

amazed by the serenity....

amazed by the serenity….

just enjoying the scenery....

just enjoying the scenery….

it was great day with wonderful friends/neighbors who love the island as we do and are as amazed by all it has to offer!

SO BLESSED!!!!

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