Photo Album - Page 2

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photo11a.jpg (17041 bytes)    The Suwannee river has got to be THE most beautiful flatwater river in all of the southern US. These gorgeous sugar-sand sand bars are everywhere below the 129 bridge.  After Dowling Park, though there many, the less plentiful they are. This river is still pristine and unspoiled. I implore you if you make this trip, please do everything in your power to help us keep it that way. Certain parts of this river have excellent primitive campsites... other parts have almost none. Where there are and are not, is covered in the book.

  photo12a.jpg (20785 bytes)  Another beautiful sandy beach.
  We stop for a short break and a stretch.                                                                                                                                    
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  Author on the river. (Another of Randy's shots with the Kodak Throw-away cheapie)

photo14a.jpg (29543 bytes)     Wide, wild, clean, fast moving, pristine, beautiful, silent, wonderful, , exhilarating, invigorating, stimulating, and on and on. This beautiful river is worthy of every pleasant descriptive adjective one can possibly think of. To put it simple, it is a truly beautiful river

photo15a.jpg (35946 bytes).   We stop for our lunch break on another beautiful sandbar.We ate a lot of pepperoni, peanut butter, Ritz crackers, and trail mix. In the book is a long distance canoe camping check list describing a lot of other items that are extremely handy, easy to carry and non-perishable. As well as do's and don'ts and safety items.As well as how to make an easy to carry, easy to pack, and "critter proof" food container.

photo16a.jpg (23457 bytes)    This is my favorite picture of the whole trip. However, I'm sorry to say, I can't take credit for it . It was shot by Randy.  Believe it or not, with one of those little Kodak throw away cameras. When I saw the quality of the photos he had taken with that little $14.00 thing, I was dumbfounded. He could not have taken a better shot of this subject with a $2000.00 camera.  They just don't get any better than this. I liked it so much, I used it on the cover of the book. We had set up camp early and had gone out expressly for the purpose of taking pictures.  There is excellent footage of this area on the Video tape and covered in the book also. I was filming video when Randy took this superb shot. Great shot Randy. Thanks!

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This page last updated 8/26/04

Grab your paddle, Canoe or Kayak, and lets go paddling the Suwannee River from the       Okefenokee Swamps of Georgia,  through Florida, down river to the Gulf of Mexico.