Posted on September 30, 2017
Just before I went in for surgery we had friends come and visit. They were both from South Africa and they had stayed with us the previous year as well. It was a short 4 day visit but I was glad that it worked out to happen prior to surgery so that we could get out and do things.
On the Saturday Michael had suggested that he would like to see Alligator. We have the perfect spot for that so Richard suggested that we go on the Sunday for a kayak through the Loxahatchee National Park. We are almost guaranteed to see gators. The night before Beverly and I went up to photograph the sunset at the same place and she got the opportunity to see a gator in the water.
However, no such luck for Michael. We have had a lot of rain so the water levels were very high and there was no place along the edge of the river for the gator to hang out and suntan. Ironically we did not see any in the water either.
However, it was a fun kayak. Although it was overcast, I really got sunburned on my legs which left me peeling just in time for surgery. Not fun.
I had taken my old Canon Rebel on the kayak with me. I can live with it if that one falls in the water – I cannot live with it if the Canon 6D falls in the water. However, there is some issue going on with the Rebel and it’s auto focus. So these images, were taken in manual using fully manual settings while on a moving kayak. Telling Richard to stop every 5 seconds was not going to work 🙂
So here are some of the images from the kayak trip that we did.
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