such as canoes and kayaks, have their advantages in the
marsh. For one thing they are easily transported from
one body of water to another, usually tied on the top
of a car. This gives one the opportunity to explore diverse
In our area we have
the St. Johns River, the Indian River (about 8 miles east
of the St. Johns), lots of marshland, and various creeks
- like the one that runs thru the Turkey Creek Sanctuary.
(That is a beautiful ride, take it if you get a chance!)
innovative gentleman attached a trolling motor to
his kayak enabling him to ride in comfort without having
This kind of crosses
the line between paddle boat and motor boat, but we see
all sorts of creative things on the river!
and canoes also have the advantage of being able
to go in shallow waters that are inaccessible to larger
boats, and they certainly get a good close look at the
Of course, there
are disadvantages, too. Sometimes you don't really
want a close look.
be used, too, though they are more work. But as you
can see, it's not a bad way to spend a morning!