Dave's Yak Tales

Cedar Key Sunset

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Santa Fe River


 Ready to launch at Rum Springs Park


 Rum Spring


Santa Fe River
Run from Gilchrist Blue Spring







Gilchrist Blue is a private park.  $10 fee, so I have never snorkeled it.  But, I had read it was closed for 2 weeks over the holidays.  So, I paddled back down the run a bit.
Anchored the kayak, and swam back to the spring.

















 Seeking shelter under the dive platform as it rained for a while











 Spring water meets river water





 Rapids ahead! Well, ripples over limestone



 One of the springs of the Ginnie Springs campground.











There  7,8,9 springs along the Ginnie Springs riverfront













Not a lot of  campers on a cool weekend


My underwater camera battery must have died  I did not snorkel after Blue, but there were lots of opportunities for hand in the water shots


















I had turned around, and now was paddling up the Santa Fe
 Visiting the springs on the opposite bank from Ginnie, Devil, Dogwood, et al.




















Lunch stop at Rum Island




Little Spring just upstream from Rum Spring










 A spring


 Another spring



A Yak Tales first.  Goats.


video







Poe Spring
 I landed



 Poe Run








 Mr. Watts was not on site at Lily Spring










 More springs








https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJhY2Pb34KI
 Landed
 Headed to Oleno State Park

 Just my second visit. First, this bridge was closed






Swift Santa Fe River




















Dinner time.

 Can't go wrong at a place with kayaks in the logo and the rafters.











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