A Paddle in the Mangroves, Great Calusa Blueway

Looking back on our recent trip to the Cape Coral/Fort Meyers area of Florida I thought I’d share some pics from a paddle we did looking for birds and other wildlife. See http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6219412 for the route. This paddle included part of The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. Again we were very fortunate to hook up with our friends that are living on their boat and were in the area.

The Lunch Site at

The Lunch Site at Sirenia Vista Park, Cape Coral, FL

It’s not long before we start seeing things:

Looking for Birds

Looking for Birds, the Sea Eagle kayak proved to be a great platform for birding.


Yellow-crowned Night Heron

The water was amazingly clear but shallow and many fish were seen. Taking picture out of a canoe has it’s own set of challenges:

Trying to take some photos

Trying to take some photos

Female Anhinga

Female Anhinga

The paddling trail is clearly marked:


Trail Marker


A Pelican buzzes the canoe

But if you get off the trail:


We’re not lost are we?

Male Anhinga

Male Anhinga

Great friends and great adventures:

mike and Lori in kayak 1 ding darling cp1

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