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Monday, February 18, 2008

Canaveral Seashore and Rock Springs Run

Eldora State House, Mosquito Lagoon, Canaveral National Seashore. Saturday, February 16, 2008.

More gaps filled in the Green Wave Forum. It had no trip reports on the Canaveral National Seashore
until now. Click the link above for the full Canaveral Tale and more pictures.

And Rock Springs Run was not even mentioned.
Good thing they've enlisted my services. Rock Springs link above. See the gator below close up on the Green Wave Forum. I paddled the Run on Sunday, February 17, 2008.

Speaking of alligators, when I arrived back at the lagoon area near the Wekiwa Springs launch, two snorklers were in the water. Not in the Spring, but in the darker water, near the shoreline, at dusk. Unseen alligators were grunting. I told one of the dofuses that those weren't bullfrogs they were hearing. They paid no attention. Now you know I often swim in areas where alligators are seen, and have a picture to prove it

but that was in a clear spring, and not at dusk when the gators are active. Oh well, dumb people getting eaten just leaves more room on the water for me.

A weather note. Saturday, on the open water of the Lagoon, it felt hot. I applied sunscreen three times, yet came home with a white line on my redneck-the camera strap. The day's high was 77. On Sunday, it felt cooler, yet the high was 85. The cool spring Run, with 75% of the way under a canopy of trees makes a huge difference in comfort. I call it "The Spring Effect" Soon to join "wind chill factor" and "heat index" to describe "real feel" tempatures.

1 comment:

silentspringfl said...

Nice reports on both places, and it is great to see something on Rock Springs Run. Thanks!