Paddled out of Hunters Spring, into Kings Bay, past Pete's Pier, pelicans, coots and cormorants. To the run/channel leading to Three Sisters Springs. To my surprise, the winter manatee sanctuary buoys were in place at the run/canal to Magnolia Springs. "No Entry, November 15-March 31. A tour boat operator told me they were put in early after a recent cold snap. I arrived at Three Sisters, which is now a part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. As a contributor to the effort to Save Three Sisters, and a taxpayer, I think a blue goose sign every 10 yards is a bit much.
Back in the yak, I paddled out of the canal/run into Kings Bay. Navigated south, Buzzard Island on my right. Manatee Sancturay bouys in place. I saw a few as I approached Banana Island. You can get the lay of the water here
Looks ok to me.
|Kings Bay is the one place I have see Canadian geese in Florida|
I drove to the trailer lot two blocks away.
57 minutes after the last Kings Bay picture, the first Homosassa River photo. Monkey Island is just up River from the launch at McRae's.
Bald eagle on the right, south side of the River.
You can not get to the Spring from the River. It can be viewed from Homosassa Springs State Park. I've never been there. I have my own view.
I landed at 4:30. I wanted to get to my base for the weekend, Kings Bay Lodge, before dark to check in and have a swim.
The grounds and view.