I’m not big on canoes and Kayaks..I like to feel free ..hands off. I even find surf-Paddling a bit of a pain in my behind. I surf , hands off. BUT I canoed for 6 hours today for eight miles . Then got tired and jumped in the river ..tied the canoe to my wrist and swam with the current! It was amazing ..clear water. And bam..I ran into two HUGE manatees..I was so ..I don’t know if there is a word for my feeling..I began to laugh loud ..so loud..I was filled with a warm feeling….real warm..I want to be there with them and live in those swamps
— feeling thankful.