I guess it was 9:30-10. First time at DeLeon Springs State Park since January, 2009.
The spring is on Spring Garden Lake. A short paddle takes you to Spring Garden Creek
A canal, just down Creek from Pontoon Landing. I have gone up it before,but not very far
Missed a pic of a soft shell turtle on the dike. Hurried into the water when it sensed me
The above pic is where I padddled before. Dead end.
Pontoon Landing. The pontoon dock/raft from where it gets the name, as been at Hontoon Island State Park for years. Either an example of inter-governmental cooperation, or, an example of a neighbor borrowing your stuff and not returning it.
Paddling up another side channel/canal
A shady respite from the open water of Spring Garden Creek
Where you cook your pancakes at the table.
Two batters, a white flour, and multi grain. I got both, plus chocolate chips and blue berries.
I waited 15 minutes, and took a dip in the spring.
I know it was 4:30, because the time stamp works on the old camera. Canon has not yet made a waterproof case for the new one.
The wildflowers in the median of Highway 17 are worth a stop.
I have never seen such beauty on the road. I think this is a new think, planting flowers and not mowing the medians. A week later, in north Florida on Highway 441, the median was full of lovely yellow flowers.