To my surprise, a check of the Yak Tales archives revealed today was the first time I had launched from County Road 419 since August, 2011. First car/bike shuttle since April of that year. Left the kayak at the 419 bridge, drove to the Snowhill Road bridge, and biked back.
5 miles, into the wind.
Underway at 9:45
Different views from Saturday's paddle on Rock Springs Run
High, sandy banks
Empty bald eagle nest
Saw just two alligators, no photos. Saw too much trash. Brought along a plastic grocery bag for that purpose. Filled it, and the bag that had held my sandwich. No photos
I bought a used kayak in March, 2005 and began sending tales of trips to friends and family. That November, generous friends bought me a camera, Canon Powershot 400, so pictures were added to the tales. January 2007, I was able to add underwater photography, thanks to one of my brothers. I am now on my sixth camera. As of May, 2014, I have a Powershot 115 IS.
When I began kayaking in 2005, I would search the Internet for paddling information, trip reports, and practical advice. I hope this site adds to your knowledge and enjoyment.
My home in Winter Park, FL,north of Orlando,allows easy access to both coasts and all the spring fed rivers in between. Many Tales are day trips. No overnight stay required.
I welcome your comments and will try to respond to any questions you may have. If you are in, or plan to visit Key West, call my brother, Andy Cannon, at 305-748-0728. If it floats, flies, fishes, swims, scubas, snorkels or sails, Andy can arrange your tour, rental or self-guided adventure.