Good thing I don't have a boat
According to something I read, the mouth of the Econ is .09 miles up River from C.S. Lee Park.
As the high water has the River flowing over a wide area, as Dave paddles, its probably a mile and a half
Looking across to the St. Johns. Or the Ecjohn.
I hoped to see bald eagles, white pelicans, and roseate spoonbills. Got the eagle.
Another Saturday, another paddle through a State Forest. Little Big Econ.
I was thinking, I'll paddle for two hours, or until I see another bald eagle. At 9:57, a bald eagle flew over head. Not getting a picture, I kept paddling.
As I began to step out of the kayak, the ground appeared to move for a moment or two. Stupid vertigo. I paused, made sure my feet were steady, and slowly stood up. It went away.
From inside the shelter. According to the Florida Greenways website, it is a group campsite
Gator from the trail. Saw a deer, too.
11:09, back on the Econ. Headed back.
High water meant the usual herds of cattle and the occasional horse were far from the bank. Wherever that was.
Paddled around, not under, the shelter this time.
It was a post card kind of day. Hot, for October. 91 at OIA
That's Orlando International Airport
Saw three boats all day. Heard more. This is popular air boat spot. You've been warned.
The non floating part of the dock is underwater.
So, I figured a hike would do me good.
Lake Proctor Wilderness Area
This shelter is at a fork in the trails. Where the blue trail mets the red trail.
I came back to that shelter at least twice. Took a while to find the correct trail back to the parking lot. A fork was not well marked.
90 minute plus walk. Longer than I planned, but I need the exercise.