Kayaking the Weeki Wachee with the Krewe of Venus

August 2011

The Krewe of Venus, established in 1965, is the second oldest Krewe in Tampa, Florida. It is a social organization established to be a part of the Bay Area Krewe Festivities occurring during the late winter/early spring months and continuing on a lesser scale throughout the year. It is one of many social groups in the Bay area using the designation of Krewe.

The Weeki Wachee River is a river in Hernando County, Florida. It flows 7.4
miles  westwards from Weeki Wachee to the Gulf of Mexico at the Weeki Wachee estuary. The spring is the surfacing point of an underground river, which is the deepest naturally occurring spring in the United States. It measures about 150 feet (46 m) wide and 250 feet (76 m) long, and daily water averages 170 million gallons (644 million liters). The water temperature is a steady 74.2 °F (23.4 °C) year-round. Often times you will see American Bald Eagles, River Otters and West Indian Manatee as you paddle down the river.

It was a pleasure to take this group out for a day of fun on the river. Everyone was full of excitement and energy. Before I knew it we were all on the river and we quickly noticed many were far from experienced paddlers. We took time with those that needed some instruction and others were free to paddle down the river with our other guides.

We stopped often to play, many guests brought water guns and the
rope swings were a big hit on such a warm day! I love taking groups like this
out for a day on the river. Watching persons of all ages get away from the hustle
and bustle of the daily grind come out here and play is a joy. So many do not take the time to see how beautiful Florida is!

To book an outing for your social group give us a call at
813-789-0904 or check out our website at http://www.notaclueadventures.com

For more information on the Krewe of Venus please visit: http://kreweofvenus.com/History.html

For more information on Weeki Wachee State Park visit: http://www.floridastateparks.org/weekiwachee/default.cfm

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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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