Royal River 7-22-15 (after-work)

Two pix from the 7-22-15 Royal River “paddle plus pizza”

Group pic taken near the Grand Trunk RR bridge

Group pic taken near the Grand Trunk RR bridge

This group pic was taken a few yards upstream of the put-in, just above the Grand Trunk RR bridge.

Snapping turtle on Royal River

Snapping turtle on Royal River

Half an hour into our trip, we found a solitary snapping turtle enjoying the good life on a mid-stream mass of brush. Unlike most smaller turtles, he didn’t slide into the water as soon as we approached. Maybe he simply knew he was photogenic.