Donald and I have had some great floats in Florida--not necessarily white water but very clear water issuing in billowing volumes from the crystal grottoes of deep springs. We had floated down the Itchatucknee River without benefit of canoe, snorkeling along while we were looking under the undercut banks to see big bass, and the occasional "'cooter", snapping turtles. We saw only small 'Gators and on one splendid occasion, a fleeting glimpse of an otter. Here we are seen canoeing the Santa Fe River, and on a separate trip, Donald and Michael and I had done the 'Glades down to Flamingo and Florida Bay--the debouchment of the River of Grass.
"Tubing" has got to be quite popular in these slower but delightful "summertime" rivers, year 'round. The next step would be to cavort with the manatees in their warm water retreats from motorboats near the cooling stations of power plants where they feed off the hyacinths that would otherwise choke up and stagnate these waters.
Yes, and it does seem like the "Livin' is easy."