Another Wedenesday morning paddle on the Maitland portion of the Winter Park Chains. I'm sleeping to late to wake up to get to Wekiwa Springs State Park. Where I have not been all month. That could be a record. Was thinking of going Friday, after work. But a nasty storm blew threw this afternoon. Lots of branches, and a tree, on the drive home from work. I have a feeling Rock Springs Run could be full of debris.
It was overcast, and breezy at 9:00 am when I shoved off at Fort Maitland Park.
Maybe they all wanted to see the above fish.
Or, they enjoyed the lack of construction. A house on the point is being remodeled. Must be almost done, no work going on, but the Port-o-Let is still there. I like what they are doing, new windows, inuslation, new siding-keeping the wood house looking the same. Unlike across the bay where a concrete monstrosity is going up where the Jetson house used to be.
In Lake Minehaha.
Saw an otter, briefly. Quickly ran into the Lake from a lawn. I waited for it to surface, it outlasted me, or was quiet in the reeds.
A good morning for wood duck photos. On wild rivers, they fly away in a heartbeat. On the suburban lakes, even I can get photos.
I saw one boat.
The mass collection of birds was gone. Earlier, I wondered why no woodstorks. Looks like it arrived late to the party.
This may be the same anhinga I saw on the way out. Third photo. Landed at 10:40.