ART of Halloween kayaking – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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DARKSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY and

DIGITAL CONCEPTUAL ART from  the Everglades!

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“Darkness on my Mind”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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The dark legend of Kaya Kay and the Great White Alligator!

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Local legend has it that the ghost of Kaya Kay eternally paddles the dark underworld of the Everglades Hell. It’s said that she can sometimes be seen as a skeleton like apparition, rising up when the Halloween time is near!

Kaya Kay was a pioneer Everglades gator hunter of old. She was the best at bringing in the big ones, right from her kayak! As the story goes, she once spotted a “Great White Alligator” that thrashed her boat and nearly capsized her. As the seasons went on, she grew more and more determined to seek out and hunt down this great beast! Eventually she was completely consumed by her quest and was never heard from again. So the legend was born and her last words were said to be “Thus, I give up my euro paddle!”

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“Kaya Kay – the ghost paddler of the Everglades”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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A spooky Halloween kayaking apparition in the Everglades!

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“Dark Sabbath in the Everglades”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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I wouldn’t tell you this forgotten story of “Kaya Kay” if I didn’t have the pics to prove that it happened! Just before Halloween as I was paddling deep in the Everglades interior, the skeletal apparition of Kaya Kay appeared to me. Once I got past a very awkward and somewhat scary introduction, I suggested we go for a paddle!

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“Dark paddler”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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Since I already had my photo kit with me, I asked her for a model release so that I could do a mini photo shoot.

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“Kaya Kay”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“Dark smile”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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She was in good spirits and told me all about her newly carved Greenland stick!

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“This is my good side”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“Killing me with laughter”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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It was a nice day and all fun and games until Kaya Kay mentioned something about a .. a, “big, um .. gator”.

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“Hand on the Paddle”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“Possessed”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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It was also at this point that Kaya Kay took on an entirely different demeanor. From this point on, she presented the aura of a very determined hunter!

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“In the Dark Zone”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“On the Hunt”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“The Great White Alligator”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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The spooky sunlight shining through the Everglades jungle canopy finally revealed the Great White Alligator!

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“Spooky sunlight”
Kayaking at Shark Valley – A visit to Seagrape Hammock, aka Willoughby Key!

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“Great white beast of the dark depths”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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The Great White Alligator snapped and lurched up from the dark depths of the Everglades. A struggle ensued, this time with Kaya Kay eventually overcoming the great beast!

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“Kayak Kay – the dark conqueror”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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Kaya Kay screamed at the gator:

“To the last I will grapple with thee! With my stick I stab at thee. For eternity’s sake I spill my last breath on thee!”

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“Grins and jaws”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“Bleached bones”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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 Suddenly all I saw was a pile of bones! Alas, in the underworld of the Everglades Hell, Kaya Kay and the Great White Alligator are forever locked in an endless cycle of obsession, consumption and destruction.

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“Skeletons”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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Before I knew what was happening, Kaya Kay rose up, again, giggling and smiling. Saying she was hot, she took off her PFD and said something about “finding a great alligator..”!

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“Re-animated!”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“Never too dark to paddle”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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Hhhhm, maybe I’ve heard all this before. It was like “Kaya Kay Day” – all over again. What I do know for sure is that Kaya Kay will be back again. Probably same time, same place!

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“I’ll be back”
Kayakfari ART Photography – a Darkness in the Everglades!

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“Jolly darkness”
ART at Liquor Still Bay – hidden history in the Everglades

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This is a work of fiction. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. No skeleton, nor person, nor kayak was harmed in the making of this work. The author is sorely responsible for the contents of this work!

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Blessings friends!

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