Lake Dora and her shades of gray...paddling the Dora Canal

We headed off to kayak the Dora Canal just after sunrise and man was it beautiful! First we checked out Lake Dora with the sun still behind the low clouds and it was a wash of gray. There must have been hundreds of Tree Swallows flying overhead feasting on their breakfast. Paddling back through the canal we got to see Great Egrets, Anhingas, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons in their first year white phase, Green Herons, White Ibis and an Osprey all doing their morning thing. With the giant Cypress Trees, swaying Spanish Moss, flaming red Turks Cap also known as Sleeping Hibiscus and the reflections from the calm water it was a beautiful morning to be a kayaker!

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