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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lakes Maitland, Nina, and Minnehaha

Kayaked for two hours this morning, Thursday, October 29, 2010.  I need to report bad news. The Jetson House has been torn down.  There was a space age looking house on the point at the end of the bay on the west edge of Lake Maitland.  Doesn't the City of Maitland have any standards?  I should have known something was up when the big alligator statue disappeared a few months ago.u

The usual birds on the way to the canal. Green heron, ibis, great egret.

Female anhinga

Passed through Lake Nina, where a guy fished, back to the canal, under the covered bridge, shown in the opening photo, to Lake Minnehaha.

Did a counter clockwise circuit around the lake.

Just the birds and I.

 Left Minnehaha, spent a little time in tiny Lake Nina, where the angler still sought fish, and returned to Lake Maitland.

Paddled to, and around, Dog Island.

I saw wood dicks, but was unable to get any photos before the flew away. These mallards were more cooperative.
No otters today. A relaxing, two hour paddle.

Congratulations to freejazzcat, aka Whitehead, the first person I actually know to become a "Follower" Helps to put the link on the site. To those of you who became Followers before, I appreciate your effort in going behind the curtain and showing your interest. I have three new Followers since I put the link on.  Thanks you all.

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