I had not been to Turkey Creek since 2009. Brother Pat was winding down a business trip with a visit to his sister-in-law in Melbourne. Turkey Creek is in nearby Palm Bay. We made arrangements to met at 11:30.
I was on the water, launching from Goode Park, at 9:40. Still no launch fee. A good thing, as I was halfway there when I realized I forgot my wallet
U.S. 1 Bridge
2-for-1. Great egret and tri colored heron
Ais Trail Park
He did, and we were on the water just before noon.
Melbourne-Tillman Canal spillway. I do not recall seeing so much water coming over it. But, it has been 5 years since I was last here.
Stopped at the Turkey Creek Sanctuary
Soft shell turtle from the boardwalk
Back on the Creek
We landed at 2:55. Pat had a 6:45 flight out of Orlando. Time enough for a stop at the Lone Cabbage Fish Camp
I had not been to this iconic institution since June, 2007. Pre Dave's Yak Tales. Like today, on the way home from Turkey Creek.
We both had the catfish, gator, frog legs combo. $13.99. I had it in August 2005 on the way back from the San Sebastian River. $11.95 back then
There was an historic event in the mid 1990's. My Mom took an air boat tour. Still remembers the noise.