If you've followed my blog for at least a year (this is my 12th year of near-monthly posts), you'll probably remember that my Men's Group enjoys a wilderness river camping trip every January. Last month we were back on my favorite North Florida river, the Suwannee, paddling a section we hadn't done before, from Roline Landing to Cone Bridge Road.
Creek at Roline Landing
Our 3 day trips are more about getting out into nature, hanging out together, and camping than covering long paddling distances. That also allows time for taking advantage of photo ops. This particular section is transitional - the tail end of the magnificent Ogeechee Tupelos upstream and the modest beginnings of the classic sculpted limerock banks more prominent downstream.
We had a chill time. And chilly too... with frost both nights.
Moseying downstream in the midst of nature's beauty...
Dave and Jacques travelled in the comfort of hands-free foot-peddled boats with umbrella canopies.
From our Eightsome, this year we were missing Geoff.
... and me.
Jacques and his bowsprit...
Early Light on a Frosty Morning
Rainbow Water Color -- as the white sand dropped off in the red tannic water, then disappeared beneath the reflected sky.
Nature's calligraphy in the Shallows
Suwannee Star Trail. Tough to break away from the fire to make this shot with freezing fingers in the dark... but the stars were magnificent.
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