A Visit to the Land of the Capybaras

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HEADING UPSTREAM

The October paddle Advisors/Directors took place on a beautiful October Sunday with great weather, led by our own river guide Lars Andersen, to an area of the Santa Fe much less used than most.  What we call the Land of the Capybaras, since these rare and elusive creatures inhabit that remote area.  This is the river above I-75, little developed, slow current, with only one boat with fishermen on a Sunday.

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LARS ANDERSEN — A HIGH SPRINGS RESOURCE AND LEADER OF THE PACK
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DEBBIE SEGAL IDENTIFIED SOME BIRDS

Our group left the boat ramp on Bible Camp Road and traveled to the confluence of  Olustee Creek, and a short distance up that narrow waterway.  Your writer knows well the Santa Fe from River Rise to the Suwanee, but this was his first time to this area.  Of interest also is Graham Spring, at one time a first magnitude, according to Bob Knight.

This was a special paddle for the advisors and board members, most of whom attended.  In no special order were present Bob Knight, Debbie Segal, Anita Wright, Pam Smith, Rhonda Long, Russ Jones, Mary Jane and Reid Angelo, Jim and Gwen Gross, Lars Andersen, Mike Hubbard, Sandy Hubbard, Terry and Andy Phelan, Jim Tatum and two couples accompanying Lars.

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LUNCH TIME ON THE OLUSTEE
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PHOTO BY SANDY HUBBARD
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THIS IS A CAPYBARA

2 Comments

  1. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing! What a gorgeous River – so worth saving!
    Best to you all,
    Gale and John

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