We hadn’t even made it to the boat launch and Nancy was busy snapping pictures of wildlife. I guess early is better!!
Red Headed Woodpecker getting breakfast.
(Click on any photo to enlarge)
We were first to arrive at the boat launch.
Nancy, on the other, proceeded to snap more photos!!
This fish picture was taken from the dock.
The water is incredibly clear!!
Just about the time we got our boat in the water,
Here’s a close-up of MacGyver's prototype
PVC Kayak Cart.
He has already developed several upgraded models;o))
In short order, we were headed up river
towards the Headsprings.
What a difference a day makes.
We were the only boats on the river.
Early weekdays are the best!!
The paddle upstream was easy and took slightly over an hour to reach the Headsprings. This trip was much nicer and more peaceful than Sunday. Wildlife was everywhere!
Green Heron crossing the river
Anhinga drying its feathers
Great Egret among the grass
The water is a constant 72 degrees. One woman wore a wetsuit, the other wore only a swimsuit. They were the only people we saw all morning :o)
Before long, we had reached the Headsprings.
The colors are amazing!!
We paddled around searching for the source of the spring.
We think we found one!!
Once we had explored the Springhead area, we literally floated with the current back to the launch area. The two hour float back was very peaceful and serene. The four of us chatted quietly and enjoyed each others company along with the sights and sounds of nature:o))
Can’t imagine how he could possible swallow it.
They rarely stay still long enough to get a picture.
There was so much wonderful wildlife!!
However, the scenery was just as awesome.
This paddle was so different from our Sunday trip up the river.
This was a special treat
Hope we can do this again real soon!!!