The last two weeks we have taken kayaks out on the Hillsborough River starting at the boat ramp located at Riverhills park in Temple Terrace. This was a different experience then what we normally do in our power boats as you're doing the paddling (no engine) and you're very close to the surface of the water. Something peaceful about going out with a friend to kayak for a few hours. Here's a few photographs from our travels up towards the Temple Terrace highway bridge over the river.
All of the photographs are black and white as the colors were not vibrant and the textures were strong. A group of cypress trees as we paddle through the middle of them. Continuing along our ventures...the sun is shining through the cypress trees as we get ready to go around the bend in the river.
Cypress trees along the way are the dominant trees. I did notice some brazilian pepper trees invading the shorelines of the river.
In some areas where the water is more still and swampy, the trees actually have a small piece of 'land' surrounding them and ferns, begonias and other plants take root. The photo below shows a little movement, guess Jim was paddling rather fast when I snapped this photograph.
Until next time...