We walked this morning, then Nancy cooked us
a fabulous pancake breakfast.
Buckwheat Corncakes… Boy were they good!!
we took our time to blow of the Sea Eagle and walked down
to the Kayak Launch here at Rainbow Springs.
Hang a right toward the river…
Through the lovely park…
A few rules to know…
OK, we have arrived at the river!!
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We were on the water about 11:15AM and paddled up toward the head springs. The current was against us, but it was not a difficult paddle. The paddle to the head springs was pleasant and we saw a little wildlife.
Cormorant catching rays on a log.
So clear you can see the fish.
As we paddle up the river,
We did get a good look at a Red Shoulder Hawk
in one of the backyards.
Approaching the Head Springs
There are people in the water which stays at 72 degrees.
The water is crystal clear!!!
Our trip back down the river was not the best. We spent a great deal of time dodging submerged divers and weaving in and out of pontoon boats filled with people who were learning to scuba dive.
Pontoon boats delivering divers
Divers in the river
This was not the kind of paddle we really enjoy. We really had to keep an eye out for all the divers and boats. I think because it is the weekend, it is 80 degrees and we didn’t get on the river much before noon, there is a lot more traffic than we are use to. That being said, we will be back on the river early the next time and see what we can find then;o))
Just before we got back to the kayak launch,
we spotted a family of river otters.
It wasn’t long before we hooked up with Dan and Tricia. So good to see them again. We parted ways for dinner and then all gathered back at our campsite for a campfire.
We got caught up about what has been going on in each of our lives. Then made a plan to do a Rails to Trails bicycle ride tomorrow. We didn’t last to long as I require my 9 hours of beauty sleep;o))
What a great day!! A little walk, a little paddle and a little company. We left some RV-Dreamers yesterday and met up with other RV-Dreamers today—Life Is Good!!