Sophie is back!! (well for a few days). Four of the eight reasons why @happypaddlerkayak is so great! @shanecatts @sophie__hollingsworth @alan.mcnaughton and Casey. With grad school, whale shark searching, fossil hunting, fishing excursions, international adventuring, parenting, new locations opening, UN Assembly Hall speechmaking, etc, it's tough to find us all in the same place! @hrolls @carycatts @heathercrolls and Maverick, we'll get you in the next photo! Original post and 📸: @alan.mcnaughton #happypaddlerkayak #annamariaisland #longboatkey #sarasota
Great find! We see Giant Red Hermit Crabs in Lightning Whelk shells all the time, and usually much larger than this little guy. What makes this one special is that this particular shell is likely an artifact evidenced by the blunt tip and little hole at the top. Native people used shells like these for everything from weapons to kitchen utensils. Pretty neat! Great find HPK guide @carycatts! #happypaddlerkayak #annamariaisland #longboatkey #sarasota #bradenton
Jump head first into this week, #happypaddlers! ❤️❤️❤️ #annamariaisland #longboatkey #sarasota
There is something you always must remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin 🤗 📸: HPK's @carycatts #happypaddlerkayak #annamariaisland #longboatkey #sarasota #bradenton
Last week we came upon this baby egret swimming against a seawall, trying desperately to climb up. Luckily, her nesting island was only 20 meters away in the opposite direction. After a short paddle and a little break, she scuttled up the branches, no doubt to either the cheers or jeers of the other birds, safely home. 🤗
#happypaddlers on a beautiful morning! 🚣🏻♀️🚣🏻🚣🏻♀️🚣🏻 #annamariaisland #longboatkey #sarasota #bradenton
Yesterday's amazing sunset! Great shot by HPK guide @carycatts #bestseatinthehouse #annamariaisland #longboatkey #bradenton #sarasota
Hey everyone, look out for this menace. Thought he was saying hi, but he was just sidling up to splash me with his tail. Then he ran. What a punk. 😆❤️🐬 #annamariaisland #longboatkey #sarasota
My spirit animal is the manatee: nobody messes with a manatee, yet it's the gentlest creature on the planet. Curious, loving, and fearless. They spend their days relaxing at the beach, eating and sleeping whenever they want. What's not to love?! ;) #annamariaisland #longboatkey #sarasota #bradenton
Throw back to a couple of years ago when @happypaddlerkayak was featured in Sarasota Magazine... as close to a centerfold spread as I'm likely to get! 😆
Good morning, #annamariaisland, #longboatkey, and #sarasota! It's a good day for a new adventure!
One of the highlights of yesterday's epic tour! Great find and 📸 from #happypaddler guide, Casey!
Beware! Look out, #annamariaisland and #longboatkey! Giant red hermit crabs are on the attack! 😎 📸: @alan.mcnaughton