Entering Snake Creek, photo by John.
4 other boats on the Creek. Two kayakers behind us, for awhile I thought they'd pass us, they must have turned back. A motor boat and a pontoon boat as we neared the Hontoon Dead River. We took a lunch break on the high ground just before the HDR about 1 o'clock.
No wildlife pics from the HDR. No paddlers, a few motorboats and pontoons. One dickwad speeding.
Back on the St. Johns, John sees his first manatee.
Injured manatees are rehabilitated and released back to the wild. Satellite data tracks their progress. This must be Jackie. She surfaced briefly, twice. I was unable to get a photo.
We did see another alligator.
Until it dove in and attacked! Just kidding.
Landed at 2:45, loaded the kayaks, then headed to the Spring Run
We swam up to Blue Spring. At least I did, John did not have the advantage of flippers. Remember, when you visit me, bring the snorkel gear. I had an extra mask for John.
Got photos of bluegills, sunfish, bass, gar and chain pickerel. Tarpon were in the water down Run of the end of the swim area.
It was good to swim in the Run. First time I've done it since September 25, 2010 with the Kealy's. Looking at that Tale, I ended by saying "My companions all borrowed my mask and snorkel to get a chance to see the underwater world. Remember, when you come to Florida, bring your snorkel gear."
So, now, no excuse for not bringing yours.