I've seen the Econ like this once before. October 2005, after Hurricane Wilma. A month before my generous friends and family bought my first camera. Thanks again.
I did a car-bike shuttle, launching from Seminole County Road 419 at 11:20.
Once in the water, I had some problems finding the main channel, as the Econ extended well into the forest.
I followed the flow where the space between trees was the widest. That seemed to work. I went of course just one more time after much confusion at the beginning.
Water deep in the forest kept wild life sightings at a minimum. Blue and great blue herons, and what you see here.
Wood ducks, red shouldered hawk, and one of the day's two alligators.
Just past the bridge, a bald eagle.
It began to rain as I was photographing the eagle. Became hard, with thunder and lighting. I paddled hard, something I had not planned on doing after a long day on the Myakka, Saturday. Got to Snow Hill Road in 25 minutes. Here is the landing. Usually it is not flat, but has a significant slope. See the March Econlockhatchee Tale for a comparison.