Discover the natural beauty of Florida!
Rivers are usually listed just once per year -
and often paddled more than once and/or often each year:   

1995 Okeefenoke Swamp GA, Hillsborough River FL, Chassahowitzkay Bay FL, Ichetucknee Springs FL

1996 Jocassee Lake SC, Etowah River GA, Chattahoochee River GA, Chattooga River Section III, Including Bull Sluice! SC, Flint River GA, Econfina Creek FL, Snake River WY

1997 Juniper Springs FL, Wakeva Springs FL, Alexander Springs FL, Coldwater River FL, Sweetwater River FL, Blackwater River FL, Abbie River AL, Omussie River AL, Cartecay River GA, Talking Rock River GA

1998 Choctawathchee River AL, Chauga River SC, Chattooga River Section II SC, Upper Amicalola River GA, Sequatchie River TN, Etowah Tunnel GA, Nantahala River SC, Bear Creek AL

1999 Suwanee River FL, Santa Fe River FL, Econlockhatchee River FL, Blue Springs FL, Dead River FL, St. John River FL, Silver Springs FL, Toccoa River GA, Hiawassee River, Ohoopee River GA, Oklawaha River FL

2000 Slave Canal FL, Wacissa River FL, Aucilla River FL, Terrapin Creek AL, Edisto River SC, Francis Biedler Swamp SC, Four Holes Swamp and River SC, Toccoa River GA, Cartecay SC, Ouachita River AR, Maui Hawaii, Hudson River GA, Chestatee River GA, Shenandoah River VA, Payne Creek and Peace River FL, Alafia River FL, Little Manatee River FL, Myakka River FL, Halls River and Homossassa Springs FL, Rainbow Springs FL, Withlacoochee River FL, Weeki Wachee Springs FL http://www.georgiawildernesssociety.org/xmas.html

2001 Conasauga River GA (mcl injury), Chattahoochee River GA, Mistletoe State Park GA, Terrapin Creek AL, Lake Lanier GA, Kerr Lake VA, Lake Tugaloo N.GA, Lake Alatoona GA, Enoree River SC, Tyger River SC, Tugaloo State Park W.GA, Flint GA, Ocmulgee GA, Little Ocmulgee GA, Oconee GA, and Altamaha GA, Lynches SC, Lumber SC, Waccamaw SC, Little Pee Dee SC, Black River MS, Red Creek MS, 6 Mile Creek and Whiskey Chitto LA, San Marcos and Blanco River TX

2002 Village Creek at Big Thicket TX, Jean Lafitte and Barataria Preserve LA, Towaliga River near High Falls in GA, Wacissa FL, Slave Canal FL, Hunting Beach Marshes SC, Cuckhold Creek to Combahee River SC, Atlantic Ocean SC, La Grange Bayou FL, Terrapin Creek AL, St. Lucia to Grenada Caribbean Sea/Sailing, Pritchards Island SC, Ocmulgee GA, Little Ocmulgee GA, Oconee GA, and Altamaha GA, De Leon Springs FL, Blue Springs FL, Dead River FL, St. John River FL, Wekiva/Rock Springs FL, Juniper Springs

2003 Spring Creek Seminole State Park GA, Ichetucknee Springs FL, Alexander Springs FL, Juniper Springs FL, Silver River FL, Rainbow Springs FL, La Grange Bayou FL, Atlantic Ocean at Destin FL, Lake Keowee SC, Bahia Honda FL, Santa Fe River FL, Haw Creek FL, and bushwacked a path down Upper Black Creek FL

2004           The year of 4 Florida Hurricanes-Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne
Alexander Springs FL , Juniper Springs FL, Silver River FL, Lake Santa Fe FL,  Fanning Springs to Manatee Springs on Suwanee River FL, Ichetucknee including confluence of Santa Fe River FL, Santa Fe River to and from O'Leno and Olustee Creek FL, Middle Black Creek FL, Haw Creek FL, Toccoa River GA, River Rise FL, Paynes Prairie Creek and Newnans Lake FL, Crystal River FL (saw lots of manatees), Chassahowitzka Bay FL (paddled to the crack, saw three manatees)

Silver River, FL (two troups of monkeys, gators, turtles, and lots of birds),
Newnan's Lake, FL ( 6 eagles, lots of birds and 3 big gators),
Lake Santa Fe, FL (watched two osprey's court and build a nest together to the rosy glow of sunset on Valentines Wkend),
Left fork of Bulow Creek, FL (a few small gators and lots of beautiful birds),
Mt. Dora Canal w Captain Reggie at Blue Heron Cruises in Tavares, FL,
Blackwater Creek and Lake Norris, FL w Judy and Darrell at www.inutrax.com
For pictures of the March 2005 trip, go to http://www.funhikes.com/lakecounty/
DeLeon Springs April 05 A pancake breakfast and a day on the river. A good life.
Blue Springs State Park Pontoon Boat Tour I highly recommend this boat tour!
South Indian River May 05 near Vero Beach with Cheryl at www.kayaksetc.com,
Oklawaha River July 05 -  Hwy 19 in Ocala National Forest FL,
Wacasassa and Wekiva River w Lars Anderson at www.adventureoutpost.net
North Indian River Estuary Maynard May Park on Riverside Drive in Edgewater/New Smyrna Beach FL Sept 05 Lots of dolphins! ;0)
Marine Discovery Center Wine and Sunset Pontoon Boat Tour near the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach. I highly recommend this boat tour. We saw tons of dolphins, 5 manatees swimming together, and the bird rookery was amazing.
Wacissa River, Aucilla River and the Slave Canal Oct 8-10 with Ga Wilderness Society. http://www.georgiawildernesssociety.org/goosepasture2005.html
Guana and Tolomato Rivers, FL Oct 15 w Lars at www.adventureoutpost.net
...plus weekly paddles on our beautiful Lake Santa Fe.

Lake Santa Fe, FL - paddled OFTEN from our dock to see ospreys, otters, ducks, sun rise, sun sets, magnificent cypress trees with spanish moss, etc
1/25 Silver River, FL - a yoga group outing in Phil's Sea Pearl. We saw 10 gators, two groups of monkeys, woodpeckers, cormorants and hundreds of migratory ibis.
2/14 Newnans Lake, FL w Marty - saw 6 eagles, and hundreds of migratory birds.
2/15 North Fork of Black Creek at Jennings State Forest, FL - exploratory trip with Marty. We paddled against the current from Indian Ford to Knights Landing to confluence of Yellow Water Creek. Had three difficult portages and 'white water'
A challenging fun day! (Would have been easier had we paddled 'with the current'
2/17 Alexander Springs, FL - a lovely day with GCA/Georgia Canoe Association. Beautiful weather, gators galore ( 8 large gators, 8 itty bitty baby gators), good company and the pleasure of a weeded obstacle course.
2/19 Juniper Creek, FL - cool and overcast day with GCA.
2/20 Silver River, FL - perfect day! Saw the gator at the bottom of springs again, and 2 troups of monkeys.
2/23 Rainbow River, FL - a yoga group outing in Phil's Sea Pearl.
2/28 Newnans Lake, FL - a yoga group outing in Phil's Sea Pearl/8 eagles.
3/1 Santa Fe Canal to Lake Alto - explore the easy historic paddle
3/5 Paynes Prairie/La Chua trail - paddled versus hiked due to high water.
Lars Anderson/Trip Leader Extraordinaire. www.adventureoutpost.net
3/25 Lake Santa Fe Cleanup and Festival - a fun community clean up day.
3/27 Cross Creek, Lochloosa Lake, Orange Lake - beautiful day, 3 eagles
4/3 Oklawaha River at Hwy 19 - saw 27 gators, + many herons on our 'girls day'.
4/7 Cross Creek to Lochloosa Lake - join the 'Paint Out for Evinston Post Office'.
4/21 Lake Kissimmee and Tiger Creek - lots of wildlife, including lil baby gators.
For pictures of WinterHaven, Tiger Creek, Lake Kissimee, Bok Sanctuary, Cherry Pocket Fish Camp and Circle Bar B Ranch go to http://www.funhikes.com/polk/
4/24 Little Lake Santa Fe boat ramp through Santa Fe Canal to Lake Alto, and back - one gator lifted the end of my kayak on the Santa Fe end of the canal! Nice day for a workout in our bikinis! Heard a fun owl, gator and Sally chorus!
4/29 Silver River - the big gators were off mating..no monkeys for Dina or Laura. We did see 12 small gators, hundreds of immature ibis and lots of lil duck chicks.
5/7 Salt Springs to Lake George - saw 6 gators, egrets, herons and two gators eating a deer! It was wonderful to swim in the springs before and after paddling my new Necky Manitou Sport. The round trip took 4 hours. A good windy day workout.
5/8 Cow Pen Lake - bikini paddle, swimming and kayaking workout on girls day!
5/20 Lake Santa Fe -show our beautiful lake to 4 Sierra Club of Orlando members.
5/22 Lake Santa Fe Clean Up - Jane, Deb, Sally, Michel clean Melrose Park.
5/27 Lake Santa Fe - show our beautiful lake to 7 Fun Hikes of Altanta members.
5/28 Silver River, FL - w Fun Hikes of Atlanta. Saw an owl! plus two snakes, 5 gators and lots of duck chicks and young ibis. For fun Memorial Day photos check out: http://www.funhikes.com/Silver_River/
5/30-6/3 Longboat Key, FL - five heavenly days of paddling the Gulf of Mexico.
6/6 Cow Pen Lake - bikini paddle, swimming and kayaking workout on girls day!
August - Atlanta, GA, Huntsville, AL and Myrtle Beach, SC
11/11 Cross Creek - lots of eagles, birds and gators...but very little water.

Nov 2006 Europe
Germany: Frankfurt, Aschaffenburg, Soden, Wurz, Bad Soden Salmunster.
Switzerland: Lugano and Bellinzona.
Italy: Florence, Sienna, Pisa, Portofino, Milan.

12/06 Silver River - bzillion migratory birds, + racoon, otter, 16 gators, monkeys!!!
12/11 Santa Fe River - Rum Island, Blue Springs, Ginnie Springs, etc. Beautiful!
12/16 Explore Tomoka River, River Grille Restaurant and Sanchez Park.
12/18 Crystal River - Deb and I saw 6 manatees! See attached manatee pic!
12/18 Chasshowitzka - Sunny, no manatees. Migratory birds, wood storks, otters.
12/26 Oklawaha River - Ray's Wayside to Gore's Landing w Sippey's & Marty.
12/27 Emeralda Marsh - good day with good friends! ;0) saw purple galinule!
12/28 Alexander Springs - Stephanie's Birthday paddle!
12/30 Santa Fe River - Rum Island, Blue Springs, Ginnie Springs, etc. Beautiful!
12/31 Juniper Creek - My favorite river...with Brenda & Richard, Mary & Kenny!

1/13 Santa Fe River, FL - Rum Island, Blue Springs, Ginnie Springs... Beautiful!
1/14 Silver River, FL - w Jackie from DC,  3 troups of monkeys each direction!
1/21 Suwanee River, FL - Hwy 249 to Suwanee River Pk with MarkC and SusanH.
2/3 Merritt Island, FL - roseatte spoonbills and thousands of migratory birds!
2/16 Jennings Creek State Forest/Middleburg, FL - w GlennF, Marsha, Marty.
2/17 Cross Creek, FL & Evanston Paint Out w Marsha, Marty, Laura, Jan. Eagles!!!
2/18 Black Creek, FL - XTreme trip...Hwy 21-18. 5 miles in 7.5 hours! Whew! ;0)
2/19 Santa Fe River,Hwy 47/Mitigation Park. Beautiful green water float w shoals.
2/20 Lake Santa Fe - Marty's first time to take out his Hobie Adventure Island!
Blackwater River State Park Camping and Kayak Trip For trip report click on:
3/3 Shoal River, Hwy 90 - 85. Swift current/flood stage due to Enterprise Tornado.
3/4 Turkey Creek/Eglin AFB Clear water creek
3/5 Boiling Creek/Eglin AFB to Yellow River
3/6 East Bay River, FL for two glorious hours I felt like Christopher Columbus...
3/7 Rocky Creek, FL Pullovers and Dolphins! An unusual combination ;0)
3/8 Escambia River, AL My favorite river of the week! Lika a mountain stream!
My sincerest THANKS TO THE SIPPEY'S for showing us this stretch of water! Made my heart sing with joy!! We are blessed with the best paddling grp members!!
3/9 Yellow River, AL - yes, the water is yellow...
3/10 Sweetwater, FL - XTreme Trip! 2 miles in 5.5 hours! Whew! MANY portages!! This section should only be attempted by experienced paddlers...and bring a saw!
I truly enjoyed this river. Call me crazy...I like a challenging section of river ;0)
3/25 Oklawaha River, FL - Gore's to Eureka - 10 miles. Beautiful spring weather for Mark's Bday Paddle. We saw 16 gators, 2 limpkins, ibis, turtles, a snake...
3/31 Lake Santa Fe Clean Up&Festival/Melrose Bay  EVERYONE WELCOME!
4/6 Silver River, FL - 3 groups of monkeys w lots of baby monkeys, 21 gators,
3 yellow and 1 black crown night herons w Marie, Bernadette and Marty.
4/7 Oklawaha River - Gores to Eureka -11 gators, 1 green heron, swallowtail kites, and ATV'rs w pit bull. Also saw an eagle on drive to put in. Marie, BF, Marty.
4/8 Lake Santa Fe - ospreys, the sanctuary, and Elvis and the three Bachelors.
4/14 Oklawaha River - Gores to Eureka - 6 gators, a big owl, one yellow crown night heron and a dozen Florida Sport Paddlers. see www.flsportpaddlers.com
4/18 Lake Santa Fe - Emmy's Kayak Adventure
4/29 Lake Santa Fe - Zach and Denise, Chris and Cathy - saw Elvis and the 3 Bachelors (infamous ducks), lots of osprey, and a 25+ foot stalk on a century plant!
5/26 Oklawaha River - Gores to Eureka - grey fox, racoon, yellow crown night heron, 9+ gators (quit counting), swallowtail kite and a peacock!!!  Anthony&Sheila.
5/27 Juniper Creek - with Anthony and Sheila from Nashville, Tennessee. 1 gator.
I have paddled Juniper since 1992...always paddled Juniper in the cool months and avoided it in the warm months. Juniper yesterday was the prettiest I have ever seen it. Very wild and lush....and technical, 40+ new trees down! ;0) I was blown away by the jungle like atmosphere of the summer foliage, and will be back again soon!
Hey Atlanta, you dont know what you are missing by avoiding springs in summer!
6/2 Yulee Days in Melrose, FL - Brasingtons Kayak Demo was rained out! ;0(
6/14 Silver River - Danielle from Hawaii. Monkeys w babies, 11 gators, yellow crown night herons, turkeys, ibis, herons, egrets, cormorants, anahingas... ;0)
6/16 Santa Fe River, Rum Island to 47 - Val & Danielle/Hawaii + Sue, John & M
6/18 Lake Santa Fe - join the Melrose Mermaids for swim/excercise most mornings at 10AM at the Melrose swim beach!
6/19 Ichetucknee Springs  Tubing with the Melrose Mermaids! ;0)
6/21 Jacksonville - Bif and Becky Wedding aboard Carnival Celebration
6/23 Lake Santa Fe - Aidens Birthday Adventure
6/24 Lake Santa Fe - Emmy's Kayak Adventure
7/5-8 San Destin Beach - Jackie & John's B'Day Blowout at Magnificent Bendal Home!!! + private BDay Trimaran Sunset Sail for Jackie, Raz, Yetta, John & Michel
7/21-28 Bernd and Jessica from Darmstadt, Germany:
7/22 Lake Santa Fe Thunderstorm Paddle with Bernd and Jessica
7/23 Silver River - Bernd, Jessica, John - 27 Gators plus three sets of Monkeys!
8/7 Orlando, Florida
8/8-8/12 Salt Lake City, Utah - Outdoor Retailer Conference. 60,000+++ Vendors
8/14-30 Atlanta, Georgia
9/9/07 Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers - Mark and Susan, saw 5 Manatees!
9/10/07 Santa Fe River - Mitigation Park to Hwy 129. Deb, Renee, Jere H, MarkC. Manatees 2+15!!! 15 Manatees swam w us for 2 hours and 10 minutes! Incredible!!!!!
9/29/07 Santa Fe River - Rum Island to 47. MarkC, Don & Steph, Michel & John.
Lots of ''wildlife'' on the river ;0) soooo many tubers w beer cans. Vegetation killed by spray. Dead hyacynths and pond lettuce. Water low but clear. Nice day.
10/8/07 Oklawaha Gores/Eureka-Mark,Deb,14gators.yellow crown night heron.
10/11-16 Washington DC - Smithsonian Museums, Zoo, Monuments, Great Falls
10/20-21 Mill Dam Pond - Camp Kiawanis - Brasingtons Kayak Demo!
10/29/07 Mill Dam Pond - Camp Kiawanis - SOS
11/4/07 Silver River-SusanH, J&M - Black Crown Night Heron, lots of gators, three sets of monkeys and met Bebe and Susie. A great fall weather outing!
11/11/07 Lake Santa Fe - Orlando Inner City Outing for 15. Beautiful Day!
11/12/07 North Face Line Show - JAX
11/13/07 Etoniah - 8 mile hike with Deb, Sally, Peggy. First to hike new Bridge!
11/14/07 Crystal River - Barbie,Chelsey, Nanette,Jeannie -Swim with MANATEES!
11/20/07 Oklawaha River - Rays to Gores with Anna from Hawaii
Thanksgiving 07 Sunny Isles Beach/Le Meridian & Ft Lauderdale/Yankee Clipper
12/28/07 Lake Santa Fe - Janie, Allyson, Karen...and Elvis!
12/29/07 Oklawaha Rays/Gores with the Sippeys and Gang. 12 Gators,9 Limpkin

1/3/08 Tampa, FL Scouting Trip
Courtside Cafe, Columbia@Ybor City, Aquarium, Berns Steak House, St Pete Art Festival, Crabby Bills, Indian Rocks Beach Sunset, etc.
1/24/08 Lake Santa Fe - Allyson and Bob
1/26/08 Wakulla Springs Lodge - Wakulla River - saw 5 manatees, 5 gators, yellow crown and black crown night heron, owl, herons, ibis, kingfishers, etc.
1/27/08 Wakulla Springs - cancelled to attend Vicki's 50th Bday Bash! ;0)
1/28/08 Slave Canal/Wacissa - cancelledto attend Vicki's 50th Bday Bash!
2/4/08 Juniper Creek in Ocala - Mark C and his friend Debbie
2/9/08 Lake Santa Fe - Jani and Don from Australia...and Elvis & The Bachelors!
2/17/08 Gainesville 19th Annual Celebration of Wine/Reitz Union Ballroom
2/19/08 Lake Santa Fe - kayak with Landon, Samantha and Greg...and Elvis!
2/23-3/6/08 Freeport, FL - work on Dads Estate, org & host Dads Florida wake
2/24/08  Lake Santa Fe - Laura's Bday Party...cancelled/Dad died!
2/26/08 Silver River - Jani and Don from Australia...cancelled/Dad died!
3/20-25/08 Freeport, FL - work on Dads Estate
4/4/08 Florida Sport Paddler Annual Meeting at Silver River State Park
4/4/08 Oklawaha River at Hwy 19 - Sippeys, Jim O, Deb M
4/9/08 Lake Santa Fe - kayak w Andrew during Robin, Jim, Marsha, Andrew visit.
4/18-24/08 Columbia, NC - work on Dads Estate and NC Funeral Arrangements
4/29/08 Lake Santa Fe - kayak with Valerie G, good workout!
5/1/08 Lake Santa Fe - begin new season of water excercise, daily 10-11AM
5/5/08 Silver River - DebM, Jane, ValG. 11 gators, limpkin, ibis. great sunny day!
5/8/08 Ichetucknee Springs, private section -  Deb, Jane, Sally, Bonnie, Rick
5/12/08 Oklawaha River, Rays to Gores - MarkC, Bob, Paula, AnnC, Deb, Jane, Mary Ann - Great people, day, water temp and swim weather. 7 gators, 2 mating yellow crown night herons, immature ibis, and a large troup of monkeys!!!
5/17/08 Ichetucknee Springs, private section - M&J rent cabin for fun wkend
5/18/08 Santa Fe River, Hollingsworth to River Rise Estates - M&J, Mark C
5/24/08 Lake Santa Fe - Barbara Ann, Mitch, Colette, lunch and Rhondas Bch
5/25/08 Lake Santa Fe - Vonda and Jerry, lunch and party at Scott & Marsha's
5/30-6/1/08 Columbia, NC - Organize and Host Dads NC Funeral and Wake
6/1/08 Lake Kerr, VA - visit w Lucy, Karen, Mark, Belinda, Gizmo
6/2/08 Charlotte, NC - visit w Robin, Jim, Mallory, Leslie, Lynn
6/9/08 Lake Santa Fe - kayak with Ruthie and Gloria, after swimming
6/14/08 Lake Santa Fe - Janie F, Kellum, Gary
6/20/08 Lake Santa Fe - Austin and Val G
6/21/08 Lake Santa Fe - McManus Family
6/22/08 Lake Santa Fe - Kevin Wms and Family
7/2-6/08 Freeport, FL - work on Dads Estate
7/19/08 Santa Fe River, Rum Island to Hollingworth - Janie, Kellum, Gary, Eva, Lance - followed by private dinner party with Chef Byron of Blue Water Bay
8/8-8/11/08 Freeport, FL - work on Dads Estate
9/9/08 Lake Santa Fe - Lisa W Ladies Group of 8, plus lunch at Lisa's
9/29/08 Lake Santa Fe - M kayak to and from Melrose Mermaids swim club
9/30/08 Lake Santa Fe - Ann, SusanS, try six boats each, learning day + HH
9/30/08 Silver River - Mark C, Ann C, great day!! mocassin strike, monkey fornication, park was closed, we were the only folks on river, see wild pig swim river
10/6/08 John and Michel close estate by buying Freeport, FL
10/6-15/08 Freeport, FL - clean Freeport, bring everything to Goodwill, install fans
10/22-27/08 Freeport, FL - w uhaul FULL o furniture...rugs,beds,couches,blinds,etc
11/7/08 Silver River - w Capt Tom and Chris, Collon, Michel and John. Great Day!
11/12-16/08 Freeport, FL - bring & set up two iron queen beds, buy a king for mstr
11/20-28/08 Freeport, FL - attend Mobile Funeral. Houseguests incl: David, Julie, Sam, Walter, Marsha, Lucy, Mary Ann, Steve & Tiffany. Clean Garage! Do Yardwk!!!
11/29/08 Lake Santa Fe - Rodney and 7 Florida Trails Campers/Paynes Prairie
12/4-7/08 Lake Santa Fe - Marsha, Ruth, Dona
12/9/08 Finalize Dads Estate! Mail 2007 Tax Rtn! Pay Prop Tax. Freeport is now ready...ceiling fans, faucets, furniture, beds, etc. I am ready for 2009!!!
12/26/08 Oklawaha, Rays to Gores - w Sippeys. 9 gators, lots of ibis, 2 limpkins
12/27/08 Oklawaha, Gores to Eureka - Sippeys. JimO, Marty, Queens, Landts, and lots more...plus M&J, Laura, SusanS, Jill & Michael. Fun Party at the Farm!
12/28/08 Alexander Springs, Take Out thru Mud Lake to Class 5 Portage
- w Sippeys, Dick,Gail,CindyR, big group! Saw one Huge Gator, one wild Manatee.
12/29/08 Oklawaha, Rodman to 19 w Sippeys, MarkC. 21 boats! 18 gators, immature and adult yellow crown night heron, black crown night heron, green heron
12/30/08 Juniper Springs - w John I, Neely, Dick, Gail, CindyR, Marty. Great Wthr

1/2 Clearwater Beach, FL Scouting Trip Weeki Wachi, Frenchys, IRB Sushi,
1/5 Juniper Springs - w MarkC. One otter, 2 deer, woodpeckers. Great Wthr
1/10 Silver River- J&M - 7 gators, hundreds of mature and immature ibis, six wild turkey, an aggressive mocassin at lunch stop, and saw five groups of monkeys!
1/24 Lake Santa Fe - w JL, test new RTM Disco kayak vs Dagger Cypress
1/26 Silver River - w MarkC, test new RTM Discos on Silver. 9 gators, one was huge! Saw monkeys five times, three monkeys were swimming, heard a limpkin symphony and got close to a yellow crown night heron. Great sunny weather day.
1/31 Alafai River with Florida Sport Paddlers. Cold weather. River had lots of limestone shoals with rippling current and water. Not much wildlife. Saw armadillos.
2/1 Little Manatee River to 301 w JimO, Sippeys, Cory, Bob, MandJ. Beautiful river with sandy bottoms, tangerine, orange, grapefruit and palm trees.
2/14 Withlachoochee River-Gum Slough/Seven Sisters Sprgs - FSP Campout at Potts Preserve-M and J, Susan, Ann, MarkC, BobM, JimO, Sippeys, FSP's
2/25 Choctawhatchee River/LaGrange Bayou-paddle to sandbar w Susan, Ann
2/25 Choctawhatchee River/LaGrange Bayou-Ramsey Creek w SusanS, AnnC. Saw a lovely beaver dam. Good to paddle from dock. Caught catfish and blue crab.
3/6 Newnans Lake w JanieF, MarkC, PhilR. 2 mature and 2 immature eagles, 3 snow white pelicans, hundreds of migratory birds and red wing black birds. Sunny!
3/7 Haw Creek w John. mysterious blackwater river, saw 2 racoons, lots of speckled perch fishermen, and 1 small gator. A perfect, sunny, breezy spring day.
3/9 River Rise on Santa Fe River w MarkC. great weather! saw otter and 6 gators. The mother gator with four baby gators did not welcome photographers! ;0)
3/10 Lake Santa Fe w JanieF and Joyce & Neil from Ohio. A perfect weather day!
3/12 Oklawaha River, Gores to Eureka w JanieF and Joyce & Neil from Ohio. Saw 36 gators, a limpkin, lots of ibis and blue herons. Perfect spring weather!
3/14 Santa Fe River, Rum Island to 47 w JanieF and Joyce & Neil from Ohio.
3/28 Lake Santa Fe Festival in Melrose, FL.
5/6-10 Sapelo Island camping trip w Atlanta friends, on a private island!

Our goal is simply to be on the water, and to explore every waterway, hiking trail, state park, kayak store, resort &  restaurant  in Florida. Call my cell/352.214.5888, or email lily@lilypaddling.com if you want to get together to paddle, hike, swim or yoga! Or look for me on Lake Santa Fe - my outdoor gym for kayaking, swimming, pedal boating and birdwatching. Join the Melrose Mermaids Monday thru Friday 10-11AM at the swim beach for a great water excercise workout!

Rivers Paddled this Decade
Jackie and monkeys on Silver River:
Juniper Creek in Ocala National Forest:
Longboat Key June 06:
Memorial Day Wkend '06 w FunHikes
The Monday Hikers
aka Melrose Mermaids!
Sunny December Day on Santa Fe River!
Manatee at Crystal River:
Alexander Springs:
Turkey Creek, Eglin AFB
Titi Bush on Boiling Creek, Eglin AFB
One of many portages on Sweetwater Crk!
Oklawaha River Alligator
Nov07 Inner City Outings
Some of our hikes include: Ordway Preserve...Etonia Creek to Iron Bridge Shelter...Paynes Prairie/saw 15 Bison and 3 snakes....Rice Creek/1824 foot boardwalk thru swamp, turkeys, 2 deer, a mocassin, and found a natural sulfur springs, 12 miles...Lochloosa Preserve/saw turkey hunter...tour Marjorie K Rawlings home at Cross Creek...Bok Sanctuary in WinterHaven...Circle Bar B Reserve, an amazing hike with lots of wildlife and birds! including roseatted spoonbills, eagles, hawks, big gators...Gum Root Swamp, hike white and yellow loops, about 8 miles. 2 snakes, lots of ticks and yellow flies. To escape bugs, we move from the woods towards the water each summer.
Fall hiking...Hiked new Florida Trails hike near Keystone Heights Airport/hiked by three lakes...Etonia Creek/lots of deer...Newnans Lake Trail... Newnans Lake Trail...Newnans Lake Trail....so convenient...and any day in nature is a good day.
Etoniah now has a beautiful new bridge near the Iron Shelter. Our thanks go out to Richard & wonderful members of Florida Trail Assoc! 11/13/07 www.floridatrail.org

The second stretch of Alexander Springs has a Class 5 Take Out!