|Wakulla River manatee|
|Great Blue Heron|
The Wakulla River is 11 miles long, flows into the St. Marks river a few miles North of the Gulf of Mexico. As the Silver River in the Ocala National Forest, its clear waters attracted several movie makers during the cinema boom in Florida. Some of the Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan movies were filmed at the Wakulla River.
|Wakulla River Turtles|
My trip was approximately 8 miles total...4 up river and 4 down river. Did turn around at the CR 365 bridge, where there is a fence that does not allow you go far up North inside the Wakulla Springs State Park territory. I do wonder if people really comply with this since there is enough room to paddle under the fence. It was cloudy when I started at the US 98 bridge. The Sun came out, went back into the clouds, came back out, did hide again, came back out, and finally it rained. What about 10% precipitation chances? This place is as beautiful as you can imagine with an incredible and peaceful scenery. Lots of turtles, cormorants and manatees. Unfortunately the water, as it was clear for being a spring fed river, was not clear enough for good underwater photos. I do not know if that is the norm or if those were the conditions yesterday. Enough of my writing, let us go to the pics...
|More Turtles at the Wakulla River|
|Great Egret caught lunch|
|Cormorant and Turtle|
|Belted Kingfisher. Is the owl supposed to scare it?|
|Red Bellied Woodpecker|
|One and only gator seeing at the Wakulla River|
|CR 365 bridge. Turn around point as there is a fence with warning signs...|
|Boundary of the Wakulla Spring State Park|
|Manatee at the Wakulla Rive|
And this is it for this post. If you checked it yesterday and came back today for the finished post I hope you are not dissapointed. I enjoyed this first trip to Crawfordville. Always take a look at our Facebook Page for more pics from this and past trips. See you soon, from another beautiful Florida location, to share more Views From Our Kayak.
|US 98 bridge over the Wakulla River.|