Recent paddle trip.

Acraftman

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I just returned from a three day paddle through a very small section of the Okefenokee national wild life refuge , which covers 630 sq miles. We were in the swamp which covers approximately 450,000 acres which we did a 26 mile paddle through. I usually don't start a thread but did want to share more than two or three pics.The only down side of paddling in flat water and being in a group was if I spent more than three minutes getting my camera out stowing my paddle taking a photo and getting everything back in order the rest of the crew was a couple of hundred meters ahead and out of sight so I would have to double time to keep up and not be anti-social.
Our first stretch was about 12 miles through a canal which at times was quite narrow then into a prairie .
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So since I am not sure how many photo's to put in one post I will continue with another. Our first night after a day of 20 mph winds found us sleeping on a platform in the prairie the temperature went down to maybe upper 30's F. Fortunately there was plenty of anti-freeze on hand along with gas cook stoves.
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We had our first mascot come to see if there would be any left overs.
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After a good nights sleep and some coffee we were ready to shove off.
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The prairies were a little plain and I looked forward to our return to the cypress groves.
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Wemeet a few more escorts along the way,
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After portaging across Floyd island where we camped we entered the last leg of the trip at the head waters of the Suwannee River.
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It was a great trip but tbh I was going to continue solo but after fighting the wind I was pretty beat so I headed back home.
After saying goodbye to our escorts of course!
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Apologies for the convoluted posting.
 

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