My original plan for the weekend of June 6-8 was to leave work Friday, go to the Tampa area or Cedar Key, and come back Monday at 5. Plans changed, but I still was not working until 5 on Monday after getting back from Key West on Sunday night.
So off to Wekiwa Springs State Park.
On the water at 10:45
A medicinal paddle. My throat began feeling scratchy as I drove north on the Turnpike, Sunday. My first thought, I caught something from all the hugs over the weekend. Then I thought, no one in the Keys was coughing or sniffling. But at work....... I was getting the JNR crud. Still have it now, on Friday night as I compose. Worse as it has been all week.
Reptiles in the lagoon
Rock Springs Run
Turned back at the logging tram. 12:34
Usually, soft shell turtles swiftly slide in the water.
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.