Yes blue crabs are. Part of the "more"
Looking for manatees
Found them. Time to take advantage of the water proof case.
Time for me to paddle down Salt Springs Run
Salt Springs Run flows about 4.5 miles from Springs to Lake George. I did not want to go all the way. But, I wanted to see eagles. Along with manatees in season, I usually see them.
And I did. Two, wheeling high above. Where I have seen bad eagles before. Near a shell mound. Must be a nesting pair.
Coots. Large rafts of coots, like manatees and bald eagles, are frequently seen on Salt Springs Run
Flying ahead to pose again
Or, practices catch and release. The great blue heron dropped the fish in the Run and flew away
Left the Marina
Snorkeling with bass
Just saw one, did not want to spend much time near this vent, as word was a water moccasin was nearby.
Out of the water
Took the scenic route back to Mill Dam Lake
Parked at the Pat's Island Trailhead and went for a short bike ride
Thank you, Florida Trail volunteers. I of course, was not on the Trail. Foot traffic only. A short ride, not much more than a mile.
There were a few puddles from Saturday's rain
Sand hill cranes
The cranes welcomed me as I landed at 6:26. The wi fi was working, so I was able to begin Saturday's Tale. Not to well, or it would not have taken until Weds. to finish the second Tale of the weekend.