Did a short, 90 minute paddle on the Maitland half of the Winter Park Chain of Lakes this morning, Wednesday, March 2, 2010. Launching from Fort Maitland Park into Lake Maitland at 8:50. An early rising kayaker landed as I went out.
Back to the canal.
Into Lake Minnehaha.
A rare sight in the canal and Lake Mineehaha. A kayaker. He went to the left out of the canal, so I went right.
Ospreys overhead. The, or maybe a second bald eagle appeared. It again eluded my lens.
Back to Lake Maitland. The wind was out of the west, so I headed that way,to the launch, a short paddle.
I wonder if this is the osprey I saw flying with the fish. Getting away from the competition.
As I drove into Fort Maitland Park, I noticed azaleas in bloom. It seemed as if overnight, spring arrived. The ones above are just before I landed, at 10:35. Before 1990, I moved to Florida in the late summer of 1989, I'd only see azaleas when watching the Masters on TV.