Camping and Kayaking with Events and Adventures

June 4th and 5th – Overnight Suwannee River Trip

Not a Clue Adventures and Good Time Kayaking got together to
host a 2 day trip with Events and Adventures on the Suwannee River. We had a
great group of folks join us on this trip and I have to say this is one of the
best events that I have done to date! Everyone was so very nice and just wanted
to relax and have a good time. Many arrived and camped with us Friday night
before our departure set for Saturday morning. We took a nice hike after
everyone set up camp and had a fantastic swim in Swift Creek to cool down
before we retired to our tents.

Swift Creek near the Suwannee River

The next morning we were all packed up and ready to get on the
river. When we arrived at the boat launch the first thing we noticed was an
abandoned baby doll. That doll would spend the rest of the trip hanging out
with us (and now has become a mascot of Good Time Kayaking).

A new paddling buddy

Due to the record low water levels on the Suwannee River we had to put in further down the river than we expected. To extend the shortened trip we paddled up to the spring
and let everyone take a nice dip in the spring. Soon we were heading back down
river playing, relaxing and picnicking along the way. Every time we stopped, someone
had to mess with the baby. One time it was holding a stick as a fishing pole,
another time a can recycled from the river and even another time placed under
the rudder of one of the sea-kayaks. This group had an amazing sense of humor!
We stopped at many springs and inlets. We took our time and checked out places
that had fossils visible in the rocks and fresh clear springs normally not seen
due to high water levels.

Jumping into the cold spring water

We arrived at the river camp and got everything unloaded and
boats all tied up in time to prepare a meal for this fun group. We enjoyed
sharing stories and smores as the sun went down – baby was there with us the
entire time.

Water Frisbee - a great way to cool off

 

Morning came and everyone was well rested and ready to get
back out on the water. We had a fairly light day of paddling ahead of us so we
enjoyed hot coffee and a light breakfast with no rush. This was a very relaxing
trip! About lunchtime we found a wonderful spot to stop along the river and we
explored and played Frisbee in the low water. We swam and joked and just played
for a time, enjoying each other’s company. As we paddled the last portion of our
trip I can remember thinking I can’t wait to be on this river again, the mighty
Suwannee, I just hope next time there is more water here.

Many thanks go out to this great group of persons that
joined us for this trip. It could not have been better. I cannot wait to see
you all again!

 

For more information on events and adventures please visit: http://www.eventsandadventures.com/

Don’t forget to check us out on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/notaclueadventures

For more photos of this trip visit: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150324755411982.420192.123289366981

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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