This Tuesday, I am going to make the 1.5 mile detour to Fort Maitland Park no matter how tired, hungry, and eager to get home I may be. So I do not arrive at Fort Maitland Park only to find it still closed. The sign said the work will be finished May 9. We shall see about that. In March the sign stated the ramp would reopen on April 14.
So, on to Dinky Dock where I got on the water at 9:06. Work was going on there, also.
The anhingas are growing up.
To the Genius Canal from Lake Virginia to Lake Mizell
Landed at 10:30. The construction is actually the result of something on the other side of Lake Virginia. After first asking the pilot of one of the two boats that were going back and forth, loaded with dirt on the return trip, if the City would frown on him trolling, yes, I was told they were removing a sand bar that had built up "at the out fall". Two pontoon boats going back and forth, a front end loader to empty the dirt into a truck.
I bought a used kayak in March, 2005 and began sending tales of trips to friends and family. That November, generous friends bought me a camera, Canon Powershot 400, so pictures were added to the tales. January 2007, I was able to add underwater photography, thanks to one of my brothers. I am now on my sixth camera. As of May, 2014, I have a Powershot 115 IS.
When I began kayaking in 2005, I would search the Internet for paddling information, trip reports, and practical advice. I hope this site adds to your knowledge and enjoyment.
My home in Winter Park, FL,north of Orlando,allows easy access to both coasts and all the spring fed rivers in between. Many Tales are day trips. No overnight stay required.
I welcome your comments and will try to respond to any questions you may have. If you are in, or plan to visit Key West, call my brother, Andy Cannon, at 305-748-0728. If it floats, flies, fishes, swims, scubas, snorkels or sails, Andy can arrange your tour, rental or self-guided adventure.