It's been a while since I've seen an alligator in the Winter Park Chain. Pre Dave's Yak Tales. So this little fella on Lake Minnehaha had to open this Tale.
As usual, I launched at Fort Maitland Park. About 9 am.
Required covered bridge going into Lake Minnehaha photo.
Wood duck convention.
The water in Lake Minnehaha was greener than usual. I'm thinking algae growth in the May heat. The much larger Lake Maitland did not have the green tint.
One person on Lake Minnehaha, a jet skiing resident. Not out long. I saw him buzzing about Lake Maitland, then heard him behind me in the canal, he passed me once out of the canal, and zoomed across to his parent's house. I assume, kind of young to own a lake front home
And these lakefront homes would be tough to buy on a first job salary.
Obligatory covered bridge going back to Lake Nina and Lake Maitland shot.
Green heron, Lake Nina.
Landed about 5 to 11. Next Tale, I'll greet you from Cedar Key.
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.