We’ve paddled through salt marshes, lakes, ponds, surf, mangrove swamps, and rock gardens. But we never expected to paddle through a forest! Here are some photos of last week’s jaunt to Little Tybee Island, GA, where the sea is steadily (and eerily) reclaiming the maritime forest on the barrier island’s eastern tip.
A bonnethead shark is surprisingly curious about Jean’s kayak. (They’re usually timid and harmless—unless you’re a crustacean.)
See other bloggers’ interpretations of Ailsa’s Weekly Travel Theme, Unexpected. And if you’re seized by a sudden desire to poke around Tybee, GA, with us, more photos of last week’s trip are here. Or do it yourself and rent kayaks from our friends, Marsha and Ronnie, at Sea Kayak Georgia. Bye, y’all!
Beautiful!! We’ll have to go… 🙂
Great minds…! We were already saying, “Gee, wouldn’t it be grand if Johna, Vlad and we got a cottage and paddled down the coast…” We love it here; sure you would, too 🙂
Hi, Jane. And welcome aboard 🙂 So glad you enjoyed kayaking through the woods with us. How is your guitar playing coming along?
Slowly, but i’m loving it :-). The kayaking looks brilliant. Often fancied sea kayaking around the west coast of Scotland. Maybe that can be one of my things for my list next year.
A brilliant idea! You might like this kayak blog—closer to home for you, yes? http://southwestseakayaking.co.uk/category/scotland/
Thank you, i will check it out!
Loved your photos here.
Thanks, Shimon 🙂 It certainly was unusual to paddle through trees. These barrier islands are forever changing and shifting… the Outer Banks of North Carolina are prime examples. Have you been there?
No, I’ve not had the pleasure of visiting that beautiful place. But it is good to see a bit of it through your pictures.
A shark?! Okay that is the most unexpected of all from my standpoint. 🙂
Hey, Sue. The bonnetheads are very common there, actually. But we didn’t expect them to be at all curious about us! They’ve got better things to do, like munch on shrimp. Thanks for the visit. 🙂
Well better shrimp than kayakers! 🙂