Back to the Canal area
Too far to get an ID on the ducks
I often see manatees in the first gap, paddling east, in the Canal. I was looking, not seeing any, when one passed under me. I did not see it, but I've been doing this long enough to know what made the wake. Not long enough to know which way it was going. I slowly paddled back where I had been, did not see it. Back in the canal, I saw manatee wake again, boaters slowing to avoid it.
Speaking of boaters, I was surprised at how crowded it was. Banks full of anglers, too. People have finally figured out the Super Bowl is a night game. A beautiful day, first shorts and t-shirt day in a while, helped.
In nearby "Dolphin Cove"
Just missed it! Me, that is. The dolphin, all the way out of the water, got the fish.
Landed at 2:30
Stopped at Orlando Wetlands Park
It is closed, November through January.
I do not think I have ever seen more roseate spoonbills. Anywhere.
Would not be surprised to see pink feathers in a gator's teeth.
The road signs are new
I was on my bike, but kept stopping to take pictures
As you know, Wetlands Park is a waste water treatment facility for Orlando. If you did not know, welcome to Dave's Yak Tales. The water flows from "cell" to cell, getting cleaner each step as plants work their magic. I'm no scientist so magic is all I got. Anyway, the cells, or ponds, get silted over time, and need to be re dug. Which is what is happening below.
A much better pre game show than what was on TV.