Sunday, January 20, 2013

Paddling the Rainbow River

This past Monday, a bunch of us took off for a day trip to Dunnellon to paddle the Rainbow River.  The weather was beautiful and it seemed fitting to enjoy it on the water.  On the way there, we saw 2 Bald Eagles...yep - it was going to be a great day.

We quickly got on the water and started up stream.
Becky, Charlie, Dot, Mo, and Mack

Maggie and Vel

We saw tons of birds on the river and quite a few otters. The otters definitely didn't want their picture taken...they were too quick for me!  The birds cooperated though and these three pictures stood out to me.

Beautiful hawks!
A whole tree full of Anhingas and their nests
These two were chattering up a storm!
It was a great day with great friends and know that we will be back for another paddle sometime this Spring.

We have left Cedar Key for a 5 week adventure to some areas in Florida that we have been wanting to explore.  It's sure to be more fun times ahead!


  1. Good to hear from you. Looks like a nice paddle. Your "home base" seems great. Enjoy your trip.

  2. We've never seen Anhingas in their nests. Nice shot. That's a great place to paddle. Enjoy Florida!

  3. Nice paddle. Hope your adventure will be a magical one :) Safe travels!

  4. Great bird photos...never saw Anhingas on their nest!! Love to paddle Rainbow River:o))

  5. I again say you should be a photographer for the Audoban (spelling?) Society. What fun you are having. Say Hi to Mickey when you see him.

  6. It's not really 5:59 am but 8:59am.