Watery Wednesday #93: Over the Falls

Kayaker at Baby Falls, Tellico River, Tennessee. June 18, 2010.

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Last Friday I decided that Betsy needed to get out of the house for a while, so we took a drive to the Tellico River, another of our favorite spots here in Tennessee.  There are some waterfalls that can be seen from the road, so I felt Betsy would not have to do much walking.

One of those roadside waterfalls is Baby Falls, a pretty little 15-foot drop in the Tellico River.  There were swimmers enjoying the plunge pool, but what caught our attention was a group of kayakers shooting the falls.

By the time I got into position to take pictures there was only one person left to shoot the falls.  I got this series of shots as he went over the brink.

I didn’t have time to change the settings on my camera so I didn’t get a shot of the kayak at the base of the falls, but the kayaker was successful in shooting the falls, he landed upright and paddled across the plunge pool before continuing downstream.

I must admit that it looked very exciting, but I think I’ll continue to enjoy waterfalls while standing on solid ground!

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21 Responses to “Watery Wednesday #93: Over the Falls”

  1. Indrani Says:

    Ooooh! That is exciting.
    But better be on firm grounds.
    Great pics. 🙂

  2. Mildred Says:

    Wow George – you really captured the moment. Beautiful waterfall and I love seeing the kayaker. Hope you and Betsy enjoy your special day.

  3. Sanna Says:

    Very exciting situation and bold kayakers!

  4. Karin Says:

    Even though for the kayaker this probably not a huge jump, I get jelly-legs just watching! Great shots George! And a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both! Enjoy!

  5. Susie Says:

    That would scare me to death. Happy Anniversary George!

  6. Hilda Says:

    I’m with you.

    Fantastic series of photos! You really caught the action. And my stomach dropped with the kayaker.

    My post today is especially for you, George. 🙂

  7. Jen Says:

    I’d stick with photography too.
    How nice of you to get Betsy out for awhile;
    being home bound can get old after awhile.

  8. luna miranda Says:

    wow, that’s a brave man (or is that a woman?:p) out there. i hope he/she had a good landing.

  9. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    The falls is lovely,but I do think the safer way to enjoy them is from the shore.

  10. Linnea Says:

    He makes it look so easy! But I’m with you…I’d rather watch from the sidelines!

  11. Joanne Olivieri Says:

    I’m with you, standing there watching is what I’d be doing. That looks a bit precarious to me. Gorgeous waterfall shot though

  12. Sey Says:

    I agree with you George! Though the Kayaker looks amazing, I would prefer to enjoy the falls on Solid Ground and enjoy the Kayak on Straight rivers! Too afraid to be drowned ha-ha-ha!

    Glad you take Betsy out and Happy Anniversary again!

  13. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Boy did you happen to be at the right place at the right time!! This is a great series of pictures, everyone needs to click on them! I don’t see how he managed to land upright, as it looks like a steep incline.

  14. Cheryl Says:

    We love to kayak but not shoot over the falls! I liked the shots you got, I will stand on dry ground and watch.

  15. Kathy Ariano Says:

    Amazing!!! Can’t believe you actually got the shot of his going over!

  16. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That doesn’t look like something I would want to try.

  17. Neal Says:

    Exciting is not the word I would use to describe going over a waterfall in a kayak but I’ll just keep my description to myself. 🙂

  18. Carletta Says:

    I’m with Neal!
    I live in one of the most talked about water rafting states in the country and I’ve never been in my life probably for the reason Neal is thinking. 🙂
    Great shots George!

  19. MaryBeth Says:

    Super shots and a wonderful waterfall. I love the kayaker too.

    BTW: Happy Anniversary. MB

  20. Mary Says:

    Had to come by and wish you a Happy Anniversary, too! Keep taking caare of Betsy’s knee….make her rest 🙂 I’m glad she is feeling up to short trips. Best wishes to both of you as you pursue all the waterfalls of the world together 🙂 This one wsa a beautiful one!

  21. Rose Says:

    I would never have had the nerve to do that!

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