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.
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).
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.
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
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!
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