How We Spent Our Time on Lake Guntersville

We just spent three of the best days on Lake Guntersville.  I found this place by luck searching for lakes in Alabama and wish I had gone there long before now. The place is called Honeycomb Campground and is a national park run by Recreation Resource Management. Our site was right on the waterfront. We fished on the lake every morning and evening and had the most wonderful time. Although we didn’t catch as many fish as we would have liked, we still enjoyed our time on the water. We fish in our kayaks and take our little doggy with us. As you can see from the photos below he was content whether he was in front of me looking over the sides for fish or laying on the back cooling it in the breeze.  The peacefulness while peddling through the water was totally awesome.  I could have stayed on the water all day long doing nothing but floating around.  The sunrise and sunsets were so gorgeous. It makes me appreciate God’s beauty when I see things like this.

Sunrise on the 5th

Sunrise on the 3rd

Sunrise on the 5th

The dock viewable from our front yard.

Packed up to leave on the 6th. You can see how close we were to the water.  We could put our kayaks in the water right at our site.

We are headed back to Florida to visit with family, attend our granddaughters 2nd birthday, and then take our oldest grandson on a trip to Tennessee before ending our time in Florida with a beach trip with my daughter and her family before heading out west in mid-July.

Hope to see you all on the road! 

Time to Move On

We’ve been at Rustic Sands for 7 days, which means it’s time to move on down the road. On Monday, we’re headed to Rainbow Springs State Park. We’re looking forward to getting the kayaks in the water again as well as getting in some bike time on the trails. There was an assortment of people camping at Rustic Sands including everything from tents to trailers to motor homes in all sizes and shapes. Below is our set up as well as what the loop we were on looked like. It was nice to see several families camping together.

Kayaking on Blackwater River

Today was the first day we actually had sunny skies and could enjoy the beautiful weather.  We had to finish rigging the kayaks up with all the “stuff” and then it was time to hit the water for our maiden voyage.  I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared, but once I got on the water, it was great.  We headed down stream to get use to pedaling and using the paddle.  I only got close to logs a couple of times, but was able to get turned around and right back out in the middle.  I have a pole attached to mine so I can attach a camera and take all the pics I want.  Since I was scared of capsizing, I only took the point and shoot this time. Didn’t want to take a chance of ruining one of my better quality cameras.  Better to be safe than sorry.  Of course once I was out on the water and getting the maneuvering down pat, I wished I had the other camera with a more powerful zoom lens.

Below are several pics that I took while out including a couple of a not so friendly pet…a snake that was in a tree.  I got as close as I dared.  Had I had my other camera I could have gotten a lot closer with the zoom lens.  Me and snakes do not go together as to me the only good snake is a dead one.

One thing I did discover is we must get anchors so I can anchor down in order to be able to fish as I’m not good at constantly moving about.  I can multi-task at some things, but too scared on the water to do too much at once especially when I can’t see bottom and have no idea what might be lurking in the water.

 

            


Wouldn’t about to get too close.