Tom had told me about Holmes Creek the last time I saw him. I enjoyed it so much, I went back.
Cypress Spring. I paddled up the empty run to this beautiful spring I "discovered" in May. Great! I'll have it to myself. Saw people, two. Great. Recognized them, although I had never met them in person. "Travis M.?" "Who wants to know?" "Dave Cannon" "Oh, hi!" Along with Angel H.
I picked this up, put it in my pocket. It fell out. Sank deeper than I can dive. No problem for Travis
I do not know these canoers
My first time at Holmes Creek, back in May, a group of paddlers were in front of me as I went up River from Culpepper Landing. At a fork, I went where they did not.
And found spings.
Leaving the river better than I found it
Rainbow as I drove south on I-75. Nice way to end the weekend. Hopefully I will be back
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.