|Rock Springs Run Doe and Fawn|
|Great Blue Heron|
Put In / Take Out: The put in for this trip was the canoe/kayak launch at Wekiwa Springs State Park. It is, by far, the worst one of the places I have paddle but the beauty and the scenery in this part of the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run worth the effort. Effort because is a long walk from the parking lot to the launch. When you are going to put in is sort of down hill. But when you are coming back from the paddle is up hill and then it can be tricky, depending on how tired you are. It is the suggestion of the experts to bring a kayak cart for this paddle. For more information click on this link: Wekiwa Springs State Park.
|Little Blue Heron|
|Rock Springs Run near the confluence with Wekiva River|
|Rock Springs Run|
|Gator on Rock Springs Run|
|Rock Springs Run|
|Rock Springs Run...|
|Doe in Rock Springs Run|
Did You Know That?: A deer lifespan in the wild is only ten years. They can swim and prefer to live in the same territory. They prefer to starve than leaving the area where they have lived. A female deer, usually called a doe, gives birth from one to three youngs at a time. The young deer, called a fawn, wears a reddish-brown coat with brown spots that helps them blend in the forest.
Going down the run after Otter Camp found a couple in an orange Pelican tandem. Made me remember a couple I know very well...We chatted for a few minutes. Leslie and Murrell, hope you find the information I gave you useful. I was nice talking to you. After I talked to them and a further down the run a a downed tree was blocking it. That one was not there in the morning when I paddled upstream. Climbed on the tree and pull my kayak out of the water. Then jumped into the run, was only waist high, and pushed to the side where I sat inside the yak again. Here are more pics of what I saw today:
|Area of a gator attack on June 28th 2011...|
Brings the question...Dude(the attacked guy)...What were you thinking?
|Ibis and a Tri-Colored Heron|
|Great Blue Heron grooms...|
|so it does a Little Blue Heron|
|...and a Great Egret|
|Wekiwa Springs Lagoon|
|Rock Springs Run's scene|