I like locking a gate behind me. Left work at 3:42, yes, I was counting. A stop at Persimmon Hollow Brewey in Deland, to get some fresh beer and I was on the 1/2 mile sand/dirt road to the Sweetwater Cabin at 20 to six.
Unloaded most of the car, and was on the water at 20 after.
The numbers are where photos will be place. No Wi Fi in the cabin. If you are reading this, I made to a place with internet access.
To Juniper Creek
Up the Creek. Saw an otter, briefly
After the turnaround, I heard something in the water. Deer? Saw a wake. Alligator?
A big otter
Back to Sweetwater Spring
There should be more, and better pics when I am in the water with more daylight.
I bought a used kayak in March, 2005 and began sending tales of trips to friends and family. That November, generous friends bought me a camera, Canon Powershot 400, so pictures were added to the tales. January 2007, I was able to add underwater photography, thanks to one of my brothers. I am now on my sixth camera. As of May, 2014, I have a Powershot 115 IS.
When I began kayaking in 2005, I would search the Internet for paddling information, trip reports, and practical advice. I hope this site adds to your knowledge and enjoyment.
My home in Winter Park, FL,north of Orlando,allows easy access to both coasts and all the spring fed rivers in between. Many Tales are day trips. No overnight stay required.
I welcome your comments and will try to respond to any questions you may have. If you are in, or plan to visit Key West, call my brother, Andy Cannon, at 305-748-0728. If it floats, flies, fishes, swims, scubas, snorkels or sails, Andy can arrange your tour, rental or self-guided adventure.