Tri colored heron at the canoe/kayak beach. Underway at 7:07
An alligator crosses the mist shrouded lagoon
Down the Wekiva River
Otter in cypress
Limpkin and chick. This may have been the coolest moment out of 10 hours on the water
Finding a clam, breaking it open, and giving it to its chick.
I had beautiful Rock Springs Run to myself for over two hours
Saw the first down Run paddlers earlier than I expected. Looked at the Kings Landing website. They open at 7. That explains that. And charge $10.00! to launch. A new winner in the most expensive launch contest. Passing Tarpon Bay Explorers on Sanibel Island by 3 dollars. Having a monopoly must nice.
They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. I will make note of that when I'm retired.
Down Run traffic wasn't to bad. At first. 14 boats, in several groups. After a while, I stopped counting as canoe after kayak after canoe came down the Run.
The sign marks the entrance to Wekiwa Springs State Park. Private land beyond it.
Don't tell anyone, but the most beautiful part of Rock Springs Run is up stream from Kings Landing.
Beyond this point, only tubing and swimming. It was 11:40
Stopped here. Just a muddy bank. Those are the paddlers who had been at the other spot. I ate my sandwich, as another canoe came up the Run. Struggling somewhat, I figured they would not get past a tree you need to duck under. So, I got back in the kayak before they came back.
Caught up to the loud group at a high spot left side just before Indian Mound Camp. One canoe had tipped over. Did not surprise me.
For some reason, I was too tired for a bike ride, so I drove to Sand Lake.