This is at a spot where people camp. Visitors to Snapper Hole have not been so thoughtful. There were cans in the spring.
Otter. I saw romp of otters earlier. At least six
Blue colored kingfisher on a Blue Goose Refuge marker
Turned back just past Dog Island, 10:20. I had shared the River with a guy from Necedah, Wisconsin. Which is linked to Chassahowitzka.
Or, was. The gentleman, whose name I did not get, turned back before Dog Island. He had dog with him. And chuckled at an old joke. It rained, briefly. "This is what the Chamber of Commerce calls, 'Liquid Sunshine'"
The Chaz is a prime spot for the Florida Trifecta. Manatee, Alligator, Dolphin. I thought I was 2/3 there.
Into Crawford Creek
The structures are just before Blue Run enters Crawford Creek. I continued up the Creek, despite an airboat going up it ahead of me. A family, going slow. So just obnoxious, not bleeping obnoxious. I lagged back, and after a while, did not hear it.
Turned back at 11:36
On the fins, rudders, airfoil, or whatever you call it, is written Beetejay Springs Wildlife Refuge. The spring is on the other side of the dock. This is not the earlier airboat. I passed it. It stopped, kids were playing in the water.
Alligator. Really. The Florida Trifecta has been achieved.
Another video Listen to them talk
Entering Potter Creek
Red shouldered hawk
Wood stork. With great egret
Ruth Springs Run. Short, but very sweet
Now, that's a gator
Approaching the Chaz
Tip. Paddle on the left side of the islands when heading up River. Right, down. Too shallow for motors. More wildlife.
Landed at 4:00
I missed the car rolling over to 100K. First car I have put 6 figures on. Better, I think I have made the last payment. Bought it in March 2009. 100,000 miles, all within Florida.