Sunday, January 6, 2008
I needed an easy paddle Sunday, January 6, 2008, after Saturday on (and in) the Weeki Wachee. So I went to Turkey Creek, in Palm Bay. A short paddle, less than an hour from the ramp at Alex Goode Park to the Turkey Creek Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a wonderful place to get out and walk an extensive boardwalk and other trails. The visitor can see
gopher tortoises in their burrows on land, and
turtles sunning on logs in the Creek.
I saw the two smallest alligators I have ever seen. Not even six inches. Glimpsed the back of one manatee. No dolphins. Here are a few more birds.
This guy said he just finished "Huckleberry Finn" and decided to build a raft. I did not stick around to see if he got it in the water.