It was a nice evening and we were ready to paddle. So, we decided to take the 16' Old Town Yankee. We loaded it up and all the gear and we were set for an adventure! Our destination: Taylor Lake. It is known for its wildlife. Also, it is a beautiful and peaceful lake. Surrounded by tall pines, palms and cypress, just to name a few varieties of trees. There was an abundance of waterbirds, turtles basking in the evening sun, and plenty of fish jumping. But, what we were hoping to see was an alligator. We got lucky! We were paddling in the deeper waters and there ahead sitting still was a baby alligator. We got close enough so I could take its picture. It didn't even move! So, at last, a photo of an alligator!