Gentle Giants

Today we decided to go early and try a kayak at Manatee Park.  The viewing is suppose to be best early in the morning – we made it by about 11:30!  That is early for us!

That big dark patch is a Manatee

That big dark patch is a Manatee

closer

closer

Coming right up to our kayak

Coming right up to our kayak

getting some air

getting some air

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The fin is right next to the boat!

The fin is right next to the boat!

They were swimming everywhere and not afraid of the kayakers.  They would rub their backs on the underside of our kayak but never did the make us move.  I had one little guy put his snout right next to where my paddle was resting on the kayak.  I could have petted him but it is illegal so I kept my hands in the boat!  Absolutely amazing!

A beautiful day for a ride

A beautiful day for a ride

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