Short paddle to the Weeki Wachee River
Began to paddle up stream
Mama thought I was too close She was right. The current was pushing me.
Mama had calves on both sides
I resumed the up River paddle
This looks like a launch to me. However, I can find no news about it. There was a launch on January 31, 2015, but from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Was this some secret payload?
A robin was feeding on the berries. Preparing for the journey north
Peacocks at the Weeki Wachee State Park kayak launch
10:51, I had to turn around
I had to time my pace to stay ahead of people behind me, but not catch up to those in front of me. The upstream paddle had been blissfully uncrowned, just 4 or five boats, all paddlers, until the crowds grew as I got close to the State Park launch
The Weeki Wachee has the prettiest water of any river I paddle
Back at Rogers Park, 12:44
I kept paddling
The Weeki Wachee, Mud, confluence
Returning up the Weeki Wachee
Landed at 2:15
There was just one manatee. And one human.
It was between mermaid shows. The curtain was drawn. I think they should keep it open all the time so people can view the spring from under water.
I have stayed at the Quality Inn in Weeki Wachee before. But, that time it was across Highway 19 from Weeki Wachee Springs. That building is now a Motel 6. It did not have, and still lacks, a fridg and microwave. The new Quality Inn, on Highway 50, has both. Not a new building, it was a different brand.