Dave's Yak Tales

Cedar Key Sunset

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Wekiva River.

On the River from Katie's Landing at 12:58. My fouth choiceof where to kayak, Saturday. First was Mosquito Lagoon to look for flamingos. But, I had a late start. Worth it, as I now have working guest room toilet. Too hot for an open water paddle. I had the perfect alternative. Rock Springs Run from Camp Joy. No swimming at Kelly Park due to alligator activity. So no weekend mob. Got to Kelly Park. "We have reached the limit at Camp Joy" "What is the limit" 15. I like that better than the hordes Kings Landing puts on the Run. Too bad I was not number 14 or 15. I figured Wekiwa Springs State Pak would be packed, but maybe early morning visitors would have left. Nope. Signs on Wekiva Springs Road. PARK FULL. Wekiva Island was also full. Too expensive for me. When I am unable to cart my kayak up and down the hill at the State Park, I may launch there.

Rock Springs Run

On the Wekiva River at Wekiwa Springs State Park at 5:44 PM. Later than usual on a Friday. Had an eye doctor appointment. Been wearing glasses with only one side piece for two weeks. Another week or so before I get the new ones.
Ibis on Rock Springs Run
This was not down on Thursday. I got through on the left.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Rock Springs Run

On the Wekiva River at 6:43

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Lake Fairview

On the water at 6:48

Wekiva River

The above photo was taken at 7:58. It was not the first photo of the paddle, nor the best. The first memory card was having issues- stupid locking tab, and popped out of the camera. Heard the dreaded one, dink! Which means it hit the deck, and into the water. A double dink! means it would have been lying between my legs. So no photo of the fawn I was on Wekiva Park Drive, not of the big black pig from the kayak.