These mangrov tunnels were far more interesting in real life than I had anticipated. The tide was at 0.6 feet and the canoe had to be dragged for about 10 feet over some of the shallow spots. There was an incoming tide so later in the day it was easier to get over the shallow spots.
Here I am, sitting in the shadow of one of the many boats that line the canals of Lido Key.
Here are Joyce, Dudley, Oyi and Debbie. Note that I do not have on dark glasses but they have changed to dark from what light we got from the overcast sky. Joyce took the following pictures. She tells me she is new to the camera but the pictures are excellent.
Bill Snyder took the preceeding Pictures. Many thanks, Bill, for an excellent job. And thank you Joyce for getting this picture.
Here we are coming out of the tunnel into the bayou. Notice that I had to take my paddle apart because the bayou was too narrow to use the 6' paddle in. Oyi was able to see the most wildlife. She pointed out a multi colored bird that I never saw even though I looked for it at some length.
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We came out of the mangrove tunnel into this bayou. If it were not for the buildings it could have been in the middle of a wilderness. I try to show this in the following cropped picture.
The experienced kayakers have on shoes that can get wet. I had to stay out in my kayak because I did not want to get my feet wet.
Bill Snyder, Debby Fitzgibbon, Oyi Soloman, and Deborah Hutchinson. Joyce Welch is taking the picture.