Great blue heron
Humans, after leaving Katie's, were two early rising kayakers on their way back up River, two illegal campers at the usual spot, and one couple fishing.
Arrived at Blackwater Creek, 10:20
Turned back at the usual spot, 10:55. Did not stop, wanting to get back before the afternoon rain. Reached into the cooler for another water bottle, granola bar, and orange. The orange fell into the Creek.
Back on the Wekiva, 11:45
Saw two more kayakers, another fishing boat, and the illegal campers, motoring fast and nosily up down River. They did slow when the approached me.
Rain drops. Am I smart, or what?
The drizzle stopped, I checked out a couple of birds across from Katie's Landing.
Landed at 1:40. No deer or manatees this Sunday.
Went for a walk to look for deer, saw a turkey, no deer.
The deer were waiting for me to leave.
From the car on Wekiva Park Road
Mother carefully ducked low under the barbed wire.
The entire Wekiva River system has been air boat free since 1990. Please join the effort to do the same for Gum Slough