The kayaking plan was a bust. Thanks to the weather man, once again, the plan to kayak Haulover Canal went to the trash can in a hurry. Too choppy when we arrived. Light chop was the forecast and it was OK, we have dealt with it in the past. But it was way worst at Haulover Canal when we arrived there. A moderate breeze and lots of white caps and the water of the Indian River was like never before. It looked brownish, not even tan. I know better than kayaking with my wife under those conditions so accepted defeat and proposed a quick tour around a couple of places at Merritt Island and wifey gladly accepted. I am going to keep this short but wanted to tell you that the opening pic star was at the side of the road. A pretty big specimen that brought the attention of another driver and us. Impressive the way it walked in reverse back to the water. Anyways, let me start with those pics.
Once out of Haulover Canal we drove to the Manatee Observation Area, which was remodeled and have to say that regardless what was there before, it was a heck of a job. It looks very nice. There were manatees in the water and it was a little odd to see them from there. I am used to see them up close next to the kayak...
Then at Bair's Cove...
And we saw more than manatees at Bair's Cove...
|Roseate Spoonbill flying high|
|Aerial battle...Sea Gull vs Little Bird. Little Bird won it|
There were not too many things to shoot pics at the wildlife drive...
|Black Necked Stilt(left) and American Avocet(right)|
|(Insert Olympic Gymnastic commentator's voice here) Here comes the eagle in it's last pass for the gold medal....|
|In in the air...beautiful form...|
|And here comes the landing....|
|And it sticks it!!!!!!!!!!|
|Wow...this is big...big....big....|
|The Bald Eagle is looking at the gold for that routine...|
And that is all for this one folks. I hope to be back in the kayak this coming week, if nothing else goes wrong. So far have not been too lucky but will do my best to share more of the Views From Our Kayak next time.