Dave's Yak Tales

Cedar Key Sunset

Sunday, December 10, 2017

St. Johnhatchee

Three months post Irma, the confluence of the Econlockhatchee River and the St. Johns is one big river.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Homosassa and Halls River.

And more, on a cool, windy day

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run

RSR, still blocked, 3 months post Irma.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Big Coppitt Key and Cudjoe Key

Bonnet head pair. Second is mostly blocked by my paddle.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run

More of the Wekiva than Rock Springs Run which is still blocked after Irma. Went to the Buffalo Tram site on the Wekiva.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wekiva River

Wanted to go to Blue Springs.  Accident at Enterprise and 17/92. Turned around.  Long line of traffic at Veterans Road, so I went to I-4 and came in from the north.  Barricade on French Avenue.  Sign at Park entrance. "Swimming and water activity closed" Me to ranger, "Define, 'water activity". "All" "You could have put that on the website" "It is"    It is not. Only says swimming closed.

Two plus hours after I left work, I was finally on the water at Katie's Landing.  25 minutes.  Worth it.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Econfina Creek, Meritts Mill Pond


Silver River

Just for an hour on the way to the Panhandle.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lakes Maitland, Nina and Minnehaha

A bald eagle fly by as I got out of the car.   Never saw it again.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Rock Springs Run and Wekiva River

Rock Springs Run was blocked just a few hundred yards up Run into the second canopied part of the Run.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017


First pic of the day.  From the car on Wildlife Drive

Friday, September 29, 2017

Terra Ceia State Preserve

Just twenty minutes on the water on the way to Sanibel.  Traffic west out of Orlando gets worse every time I try to get away on Friday after work.  Crawling on the 408 from Kirkman, to the Turnpike, to the 429.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cedar Key

Full rainbow on the afternoon paddle.  After paddling some of the biggest waves I have ever done, on the return from Snake Key.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rainbow River

An unplanned swim.  After an unplanned drop of a camera in the River.  The Olympus Tough, fortunately.  On the way to Cedar Key, after a long work week, post Irma.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lake Maitland

I did not test the conductivity of my kayak. Or, paddle.  Driving along Alabama Drive, I saw a oak that crushed a boat house on the Venetian Canal.  Likely brought down the power lines, too.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Rainbow River

Looking good after Irma. Up, but just a few inches.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wekiva and Little Wekiva

And, Wekiva  Falls.  The pedestrian bridge that blocks access from the River was blown away by Irma.

Mosquito Lagoon

Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  After Hurricane Irma.  Took a while to find a place to launch.  Bethune Park. 8581