Week 52 – Becky

WEEK52Manatee Encounter

I am so glad I did not cancel this kayaking trip.  I almost canceled due to the fact it was a 2 hour drive which means we had to get up early.  My daughter almost backed out to but as you can see in the photo she is so glad she didn’t.  We went to Blue Springs State Park on this beautiful morning.  I wanted to go before mid-November  because the park closes this portion of the spring from Nov – March.  Evidently this is the manatee refuge during that time.  I was hoping to see at least one when we went.  We saw 15+ manatees (including baby calfs).  It was an awesome time.  One baby calf took a liking to my daughter and kept pushing her kayak towards the banks.  You would have thought they would have tipped our kayaks but they were very gentle.  The water was so clear you could see them underneath rolling around and itching their bodies on the submerged logs.  Looking forward to our next kayaking trip.

Took this with my IPhone5, f2.4, 1/60, ISO50.  I cropped to remove my kayak paddle out of the picture.  Applied a little Topaz Detail and Topaz DeNoise and warmed the picture.

Hard to believe 52 weeks has gone by already.  Can’t wait for our next 52 weeks.  Stay Tuned and Happy Clicking! 🙂

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7 Responses to Week 52 – Becky

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] It surely looks like fun.

    Nice photograph!

  2. Judy says:

    I love Blue Spring State Park. We went camping there in July. No manatees at that time, tho. There is also a great bike trail right that starts right across the street from the park entrance. What a cool experience for you and your daughter. So happy to see you guys out kayaking again. Can’t believe it’s been a year already! It’s been great fun!

  3. Robin says:

    Great family moment captured and a lovely photo that tells the story well, so we can all enjoy the moment! Not many people in the world will kayak with manatees. They are such gentle creatures and it’s adorable how the baby liked your daughter and was playing with her! What an incredible day!!! 😀

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