http://www.weedonislandpreserve.org/ I found the Preserve, and launch site. Busy, but as it was already after 10, people who got in an early paddle were leaving. The closest space to the launch opened up. I set out at 10:28.
Fortunately, there are open areas
Picnic area less than a mile into the paddle. Seems to be the only place to stop until a sandbar near the end.
High tide. I have read the trail can be impassable at low tide
I wonder what happens when people come the "wrong way" in the mangrove tunnels. Many are long and narrow. I say the right of way belongs to the person going upwards counting the markers
The sandbar I mentioned earlier. Appears to be a party spot
The trail is 4 miles
So when I saw the saw crabs that I saw on the mangrove roots in the urinal, I got the camera.
View from the fishing dock next to the kayak launch
There is visitor center. Closed on Sundays. Which makes no sense.
3 story observation tower
More crabs! Fiddler crabs.
Saw more wildlife, cormorants and osprey on light poles on the Howard Franklin Bridge than I had at Weedon Island. Wildlife has been avoiding paddlers for over 1000 years.