Dave's Yak Tales

Cedar Key Sunset

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lakes Maitland and Nina

The canal was too shallow to make it to Lake Nina.  But, rain tonight!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lakes Virginia and Mizell

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fort DeSoto

Happy Mother's Day from Fort DeSoo

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hillsborough River

Not sure if I've seen black bellied whistling ducks on the Hillsborough River before.  Horrendous, I-4 traffic, Trout Creek Park closes at 8, so a short paddle.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Harris Chain

Purple gallinule.  Dead River

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Rainbow River

On the way to Cedar Key.  Not the original plan. 30 miles into the drive, I realized my wallet was still at work.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lakes Maitland, Nina, and Minnehaha

And, Howell Branch Creek   54

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wekiva River, Blackwater Creek, Seminole Wekiva Trail

Foggy Sunday morning at Katies Landing.  Nice that the gate was open before the official 8 M opening time.  I thanked the volunteer.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Swallow tail kites roosting. Do not see this as often as I see bald eagles, dolphins, manatees, and alligators. So it gets the first photo position.  Also saw an otter. No photo.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lakes Maitland, Nina, and Minnehaha

Late season cold snap.  Wore a windbreaker and long pants.  Low 50's.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Springsfest, Day 2

Day began at a steamey Alexander Spring

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lakes Maitland, Osceola and Nina

Saw an otter, alligator and bald eagle.  Photos of the last two.  But, a white pelican is a rare treat on Lake Maitland.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Seminole State Forest

Palm Spring

Seminole State Forest, Saturday, Feburary 25, 2017

Surprised to see a manatee in the Wekiva River, just downstream of Blackwater Creek.   Do not think I have seen one here this time of year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Myakka River State Park, Sunday 2-19-17

One of the first few alligators of the day may have been the biggest.