Began the day at 8:30. Renters already going out. I asked the guy at the concession about that. I thought they opened at 9. 8 for the summer.
I like to take it easy as I make the short paddle down the Wekiva to Rock Springs Run. Save myself for the up Run paddle. But, 2 canoes with 4 young guys launched soon after me. A bit loud, as a group of friends out for fun can be. So, I paddled hard to put some distance between us. But, you know what? They quieted down. The serenity of early morning on the Wekiva has a calming effect.
A little bit past Indian Mound, I thought I saw something run on the bank.
Two, or was it three years ago? this stump just past the Otter Campsite was underwater. A long way to go to reach that stage.
Two fawns and a doe. One bolder, on the other side of the road from Mom. The other, made sure it stayed close.
The next creature does not move as quickly.
I've been trying to figure out where the new/old white blaze trail is since I first saw this sign a couple months ago.
Always good to have confirmation I was headed in the right direction.
Another great day at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Paddled about 8, 8 and a half miles, biked 4, walked 3.5. No bugs, cool, high 80's, a brief sprinkle as I sat on a picnic table at Sand Lake, resting after the walk.