I did a car bike shuttle. Drove into the Seminole State Forest, left the kayak, drove to Katie's Landing, left the car, biked about 5 miles back to the launch at the bridge in the Forest.
A nice thing about the car-bike shuttle, more chance to see land based wild life.
Underway at 10:20. Would have been sooner, but I spent a lot of time going through the car looking for the padlock for my bike lock. Did not find it. I did find a bike odometer. I had that lock since 1974.
Unlike the last 2 days, I went down Blackwater Creek.
The best alligator eating pictures I have ever taken. If you are thinking, didn't I see an alligator eating video from Sweetwater Spring? Yes, you have. My sister, Monica took it. I was not present.
This one was lifting its head, trying to get the turtle, at least I think it was a turtle, down. Of course, by the time I got the camera rolling, and kayak in place, it stopped
Ghost gator of Blackwater Creek
Far off look at huge gator. Left of the tree in the center.
Landed at 2:45. I ate as I went down Blackwater. Did not want to stop and give the afternoon thunderstorms a chance to get me.
Bear Pond. The end. I'll be back. My pass is good until August 8. But, not this weekend. Ocala National Forest bound. Maybe a side trip to Cedar Key.
More to come