Tour of the grounds, 7:30
On the water at 5 past 10
Told the clamers they'd be famous
Good sized pod, about 8 dolphins
And a few more
Scale Key eagle
I heard someone yell, "Wow!" A kayak in the distance. And a fishing boat. I thought the anglers landed a big one.
This is where I was when it crashed. Landed at 1:35
Darn snowbirds and spring breakers. All four covered picnic tables, with their electric outlets, were occupied. As was the big shelter, with a birthday party. I was forced to sit under palm trees. Which were too far away from Park Place to get the wi fi signal. So, I moved to the gazebo and downloaded a few photos.
Obligatory Honeymoon Cottage photo
But not far, as it was slow going.
I was on the trail bike, not the road bike.
My original plan for the weekend was to paddle the Hillsborough, maybe bike the Wilderness Park trails, then catch the air show in Tampa. I changed my mind, but not bikes
Big Dave's Kayak. A short, slow, 30 minute ride.
Before I got back in the water, Tom, the kayak concession owner, said "Jed tells me you come all the way from Orlando!?! Do you drive back at night" I told him if I am here two or more days, I spend the night.
No eagles at the nest
This crab trap was moving. Against the current. Must have been a big one. Or more.
They were back, and hungry.
But never a hungry pod, charging after fish
Some of the dolphins joined me
Paddling past the wreck. No spoonbills, a flock of buffle head ducks.
At least I got an ibis
Tide even higher. Just the bowsprit out of the water. Cormorant clings on.
Landed at 7:08
Stopped at the Number 4 Bridge to look for great horned owls in the nests there. Just an osprey. And, hopefully, a sunset