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May 28, 2014

Wewahitchka: Dead Lakes Kayaking and Tupelo Adventure

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Produced by: Rob Diaz de Villegas
Original Air Date: May 28, 2014

I have been wanting to do a video on the Dead Lakes and Wewa Tupelo honey for a couple of years now. I caught the briefest glimpse of the Dead Lakes on the next to last day of RiverTrek 2012, as we were shuttled from our campsite in Wewahitchka back to Gaskin Park on the Apalachicola River. The water was low then, during the dry part of a dry year, and so the cypress knees and pine trunks were well exposed. Revisiting the same spot via kayak a couple of weeks ago, I passed over submerged and unseen knees. For this video, we needed to visit just as the rainy season was ending. I wanted to to see tupelo blooming and bees working. Matt Godwin from Off the Map Expeditions set me up to do just that.
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