Moorhen mom and chicks.
I was pleased to see this at the tour boat dock.
10:20 am, two hours after I began. Time, and place, this is the Silver's source, to head back.
I'm liking the new camera. Canon Powershot Elph HS 100. Except for one thing. When in the water tight case, it is limited to four settings, out of sixteen or so. The old camera and case accessed all settings. Which were less, but the new doesn't let you use flash in the case. But, it still works. All pics on the River were taken with the camera in case, on "Automatic"
I still had not had my private audience with a monkey troop. And was afraid it would not happen. Two boat loads of people were watching a group of monkeys, with a third motor boat coming up River. I watched from a distance. The boaters left. Power boaters don't have paddler's patience.
I landed at 1:20, a five hour paddle. I did the short Silver River paddle, not continuing on to the Ocklawaha River as I sometimes do. Just before I got to the canal that leads from Ray's Wayside to the Silver River, a couple passed me. I saw his green tee shirt from behind, and thought, that shade looks familiar. When I landed, I saw the front. Green Bay Packers. Another Packer kayaker.
After paddling the Silver River, and paddling over, but not being able to swim several springs, I like to visit either Salt Springs or Sliver Glen Springs. With the price of gas, I thought of Alexander Springs, which would entail a detour of a couple miles on the way home. But, I wanted to drive on the Ocala Forest Roads that John H. and I "discovered" a couple months ago.
I should have a deer photo. But as I debated whether to lean out the window or just take the photo through the windshield, it ran into the forest. The Forest road intersects with 19 just north of Silver Glen Springs.
A good sized crowd at the Spring. An even larger crowd of striped bass in the Spring.
There were other fish in the Spring.
But the stripers dominated.
The day was not over.
I took the camera out of the case so I could set it to "Foliage" and "Kids and Pets". Figured the latter would be good for wildlife, if I saw any on the 2 mile walk.