A green heron and a limpkin watched me enter the water at 8:10. This green heron was in the Wekiva, downstream of the lagoon.
As was this blue heron.
Into Rock Springs Run, where a great blue heron looked for breakfast. 8:30, and as you can tell by the dark pictures, the sun was not yet over the tree line.
I followed the arrow back to Wekiwa Springs.
I landed at 11:10. A three hour tour. Saw one other craft, a canoe from Wekiva Marina.
The usual swim in the Spring, which substituted for the shower I omitted in order to get out on the water.
I had it almost to myself, two college age kids were in the water, as the rest of the boisterous group played football on the lawn.
A great way to start the day.
Programming note. I am going to Washington, DC, this weekend, for the wedding of Steve R. , whose marriage to the lovely Irene T., may eclipse the privilege of being featured in Dave's Yak Tales.
But, I've found a rental place, Jack's Boat House, on the Potomac, 2 miles away from the wedding activities, so maybe I'll get a chance to paddle and take some monumental pictures.
Postscript. Here are moving pictures of the deer in the first picture. A reader informs me the bird on the confluence sign is an eastern phoebe. (Nice to know I have readers)