Arrived at the Park about 10 to 8. Had to wait until it opened, at 8. I was third in line. "No swimming today, manatees are in the water" What about kayaking in the Run? "No kayaking, either" Darn, I had hoped to snorkel, and maybe see a late season manatee. Just as I saw some early season manatees my last visit, October 27, 2013. Blue Springs Run reopens to human activity on March 15, but is monitored and if there is a cold spell, and the manatees return, it is closed for their protection. Had a few nights in the high 40's last week.
Entering Snake Creek, 8:57
I often take a break in this area, but with rain on the way, I kept paddling.
As rain began to fall and thunder rumbled in the distance
Landed at noon.
After loading the kayak, I put on a poncho and to a walk along the boardwalk
This is a manatee cam. On the pole
Speaking of rain, by the time I got to the Interstate, it was coming down, or rather across, due to the wind, in sheets. A nasty storm blew through. Good day to stay close, 30 miles, to home and be on and off the water fairly early.