Met Erika at Ray Wayside for the last paddle of the year. Water was 2-3 higher than normal. AS the fog burned off we were able to encounter 2 manatees, and several gators. The park concession must have rented a 100 kayaks. Never saw so many paddlers. On a positive note, i met two other members of the Church of the Double Bladed Paddle! - Paula Mendoza of Florida and Tim Brown of Savannah. Great day and great paddle.