France: River Loire by kayak - paulsmit
’Kayak near the Loire bridge of Blois.’

	Downstream of the medieval Loire bridge at Blois a kayaker encounters large patches of flowering River Water-crowfoot (Ranunculus fluitans; NL: Vlottende waterranonkel). Rooted in the riverbed, it produces strands of up to 6 meters in length, that are stretched out in the direction of the current. From june till august its white flowers form a splendid sight for paddlers. But mind you, you can get stuck in them as well! Photo Mick Palarczyk.