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dar, joe and i did a pleasant 9 mile kayak trip through the pine barrens today. i saw box and snapping turtles, frogs, and one HOLY SHIT HUGE WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? ITS LITERALLY THE SIZE OF MY FIST AND ITS SKATING ACROSS THE TOP OF THE FUCKING WATER WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE SEEING THIS? ITS NOT A HALLUCINATION I SWEAR spider. also an assortment of pretty dragonflys that liked to chill out on top of our boats and sun bathe. oh... and ghost kayaker. yanno... like ghost rider, but in a kayak instead of a motorcycle. and it looked kinda like joe... but yeah. GHOST KAYAKER!

speaking of sun... i also managed to royally sunburn my knees and legs. it's only understandable since they have barely seen the light of day in years. it now looks like im wearing white shorts.
but yeah, sunburn aftermath was totally worth it. it was a GORGEOUS day and a really fun trip. i definitely want to do more kayaking this summer.

Date: 2009-07-27 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bdeakin.livejournal.com
Where at? I have a kayak now. Will travel to see frogs.

Date: 2009-07-27 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesod.livejournal.com
hehehe we have to rent, but im sure if someone has their own they can just drop it off. we do rent from http://www.pinebarrenscanoe.com/ so that's the area we go.
its really fun, and were always up for more people to join.

Date: 2009-07-27 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chibblesc.livejournal.com
That spider sounds adorable.

Date: 2009-07-27 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesod.livejournal.com
hahaha
he was actually. i was more excited and kinda like WOW!WTF!!!! then freaked... but i like spiders. my roomate however insisted that she was glad she didnt see him when i started showing her pic online of what kind of spider i believe he was.

Date: 2009-07-27 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chibblesc.livejournal.com
If it was that big it was probably a she. Where I am, we get fishing spiders in the ginormous size, it's pretty awesome. The biggest ones I've seen are always this dude http://www.uark.edu/ua/arthmuse/dolomede.html.

... I think. Might actually be this dude http://themarvelousinnature.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/parenting-with-eight-hands/ because they look about the fucking same.

Date: 2009-07-27 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesod.livejournal.com
they have awesome faces haha.

wouldn't be surprised if it was a female due to it being common that you get giganticism in females doubled with a bit of dwarfism in males in a LOT of different spider specis.

tho i think it might have been one of these little guys... the coloration is spot on from what i saw.
http://www.spiderzrule.com/spiders063/Spiderfish.JPG

i wanna play with one! :D!!!!

Date: 2009-07-27 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chibblesc.livejournal.com
They ARE fun. Kept one as a pet once.

Date: 2009-07-27 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holly-evolving.livejournal.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomedes

If your fist is about 3 inches, I'd say you saw a male fishing spider. They're known in the Pine Barrens.

Date: 2009-07-27 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesod.livejournal.com
yep! that sounds about right. i actually looked into it a bit when i got home and i even found pics that looked like him. HE WAS SOOOOOO COOL! i wanna find more! haha

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