Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mermaid Madness Shenanigans

The Mermaids head to Peanut Island at Sunrise. Starfish and a manatee were spotted. Fun and games and total Mermaid Madness once we arrived. Calling all women who love the water and love having fun and making friends. We meet every Thursday morning at 7:00 for a paddle at sunrise and every Monday evening for a paddle at Sunset! We love to explore new places together so you need to call to find out our destination. Come join in on the "MERMAID MADNESS"

                                                          Queen of all I survey

                                         Mermaid maidens

                          Does she need a whack?....I think so!

                            Let the "Mermaid Madness" begin
                                 Got ya!    You deserved that!    

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Paddle to Trapper Nelsons Lodge

Another fun day in Florida. Five brave souls head out to Trapper Nelson's Lodge to see if we could spot a 


                                          everyone needs a nap after we have paddled for 3 miles

                                                   knowing we have to go back another 3 miles

                                                                 Amy in the alligator pen

                                                                     Jan the Geo-casher!

                                                   Steve makes friends with the park ranger

                Five brave souls avoided any alligator attacks and managed to spot a very large manatee. Many beautiful birds were seen including ospreys in their nest, Ibis and Kingfishers. The water is mostly dark in the deep areas but the shallow areas are a clear rusty color. The rusty color is caused by tannins in the water. The white sand bottom and the clear water allow for great views from a stand up paddle board. Sometimes large gar can be seen along with turtles We arrived safely home looking forward to a long soak in some Epsom salts after an almost 7 mile paddle, but boy did we have a blast! This is not a excursion that we offer, unfortunately. My suggestion is kayaking this park.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mermaid Madness

Just for gals....Mermaid Madness....we are attempting to meet twice a week, once in the morning and once in the evening for fun and fitness. If you have a board already or need to rent one for the fun and fitness paddle ($25.00 but Christ Fellowship Life Group gals are free for up to 6 weeks if we have extra boards or until we run out of boards)....if you love paddle boarding you will want to get your own board) we want you to join us. We will be exploring different places together, getting to know one another better, encouraging each other and occasionally having breakfast after our paddles so we can become better acquainted and become friends. Kinda like a life group! Thursday mornings at 7:00 or sunrise and Monday evenings at 5:00 to sunset. If you love the water, love paddle boarding, and want to do life with gals that love the same thing this is what you have been waiting for! Just email me and let me know you are coming so you can find out the details or call me, Cindi Rogers, 561-718-3105


                                                         Sunrise paddles and Sunset paddles
                                                                            with girlfriends

Girls just like to have fun!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New paddleboarding buddies/Place of Hope paddles to Peanut Island

I made some great new friends today and paddle boarding buddies. Dan at "Place of Hope" brought some boys wanting to learn how to paddle and have some fun on the water. Boy, did we have fun!
Sometimes Paddleboard Excursions goes out and never sees wildlife, but today God blessed us with lots of  His creations. I believe He was making memories for the boys and letting them know they were important to Him. God is such a awesome artist. The eyes and bodies He gave us to see and experience the world with, I believe is His signature of love.
Yes, the world in it's fallen condition has many problems ( God wants us to know that there is something not right.....but He has left so many good things to let us know we have a future with lots of "Hope"! One day the Bible says "The Lion will lay down with the Lamb and the Lamb will not be hurt"....that day is coming....Paddleboard Excursions could say that also means...swimmers will swim with sharks and not get eaten...LOL!
In the meantime Christ Fellowship has started "Place of Hope" giving children a chance to learn about God and lots of "Hope" for a wonderful future.

 Wade, the surfer dude! Someday he will be a surfer..... I am sure!

 Dan, a cottage parent for "Place of Hope".....I could tell the boys really loved him!

 Off we go to conquer Peanut Island
 Opps! We have a swimmer!

 William, the tall dark and Handsome one might be a movie star someday or better yet a star that shines for God!
 Napping before the return

 We made it! Peanut Island is almost like paradise!

                                          Meditation and contemplation....Wade the thinker!

Mr "D" jumped right on the paddleboard and was a pro in just minutes! One day you might find him paddling between the Hawaiian Islands!....Would not surprise me!

 Sammy was special to me because I got to put him on my board and paddle him around most of the time
                              But, hey....Sammy was a natural when it comes to paddle boarding

Stephen, the boy with the red trunks was such a ham and such a helper! He was great at paddle boarding also! I think he may grow up to be a comedian but I loved his servant spirit! With a name like Stephen (my husbands name and also a great man in the Bible was named Stephen) he has a namesake to live up to ... some big shoes to fill.....I pray that he grows up and fills those shoes with honor!

                     The manatees are back in full force!  Herds of "Sea Cows" were every where!

 Probably more manatee pictures then you want to look at.....but they were all smiling and wanted their         photo taken.

 One of these creatures was just wanting some love....or maybe he was hoping we had some lettuce!

 When you come with Paddleboard excursions we have snorkeling equipment so that you can have a close encounter of the manatee kind!!
                              That manatee is coming for me....should I be scared?........I think not!

                                    Thank you God who made the whole experience possible!