I wanted to go to Wekiva Springs State Park and paddle Rock Springs Run this morning, but I had computer problems last night and so got to bed late. Malware. So, I took the computer into Office Depot this morning to get it fixed. And was told to call an 800 #. I really need to read before acting. But, I'm an old guy, and when something breaks, I take it to the shop. So, back home, made the call, got the problem resolved. Got into the water about 9:20
Cloudy, and a bit of a breeze.
No one on the water. Trailers in the Fort Maitland lot, but I guess the anglers don't think Lake Minnehaha is good fishing. Or, don't want to go slow through the canal.
No bald eagles or otters today.
A short paddle, I landed at 10:45.
Coot in front of the boat ramp. I land on the other side of the dock, on the grass.
I bought a used kayak in March, 2005 and began sending tales of trips to friends and family. That November, generous friends bought me a camera, Canon Powershot 400, so pictures were added to the tales. January 2007, I was able to add underwater photography, thanks to one of my brothers. I am now on my sixth camera. As of May, 2014, I have a Powershot 115 IS.
When I began kayaking in 2005, I would search the Internet for paddling information, trip reports, and practical advice. I hope this site adds to your knowledge and enjoyment.
My home in Winter Park, FL,north of Orlando,allows easy access to both coasts and all the spring fed rivers in between. Many Tales are day trips. No overnight stay required.
I welcome your comments and will try to respond to any questions you may have. If you are in, or plan to visit Key West, call my brother, Andy Cannon, at 305-748-0728. If it floats, flies, fishes, swims, scubas, snorkels or sails, Andy can arrange your tour, rental or self-guided adventure.