Didn't have time to get away today, so i decided to check out the back yard lake. 2.5 miles if your hug the shore! Did my fair share and retrieved a pile of trash. Picked up 8 dog flying saucers and of course plastic bottles.
Put in at Palmetto Leaves Park on St. Augustine Road. High water conditions allowed me to paddle upstream to I-95, i could have gone further but stopped at the vegetation choke point. Turned around and headed to Clark' Fish Camp a few miles downstream. No other paddlers on the water for the entire trip. One power boat and two creek-side fishermen.
Start the year at zero miles, was planning on 6 miles today, but a huge gator stopped me at the 2.5 mile point on Six Mile Creek. I had just passed the grassy take out on Pointed Creek Reserve when the saplings began swaying like monkeys jumping on the Silver River.....
Just out looking for gators and wildlife - went pretty far under 16A till water was too low.
Meet up on my favorite creek.
My brother Scott came to visit. After much food and drink, we wanted to paddle, but we had plenty of rain. Today was a pleasant surprise so we put in at Trout Creek and headed out to the cove and river. Along the way we saw and heard manatee and spotted two gators.
19 people, 18 boats and one missing scupper plug! What a great morning after the Friday rains. Water levels very high, lots of fish activity but the Bull of the Creek gator was nowhere to be found!. Shot 3 hour leisurely paddle.
10 paddlers trying a new spot to enjoy the full moon. We put in at the boat ramp next to River City and paddled across and around downtown, including two urban creeks, McCoy and Hogan. Urban creeks = drainage and trash collectors. I normally try to leave the areas I paddle cleaner than I found the. In this instance I opened not to as I would need a barge and protective gear.
A slow Sunday paddle with Mark and Brendan. Brendan spotted a manatee. We saw a large gator, at least 8 feet, and a smaller 3 footer. Finished up at Outback Crab Shack for some wings.
Wekiva state park to High Banks on the St.
This was a group kayak with the Florida kayak meetup before they close the spring's to paddlers. We saw many manatees and babies. Afterwards we possess out Snake Creek to find some dry land fir lunch. Weather was perfect and not a cloud in the sky. Meet some really great people and some other hurricane kayak fans too.
There weather was perfect 60 degrees, and the water calm,so we packed a saw in the kayaks to see if we could paddle past the obstacles.
The tide was low and we were only able to get as far as a large downed tree on the back end off 6 mile..we did get out at a sandy launch way back there. We walked quite awhile in rather high ground that were think is part of Pointed Creek.
Three brothers head out for a paddle on Six Mile Creek and get side tracked on a tributary,. We get rained on wet,and have a beer at Outback Crab Shack while watching a jet board demonstration.
Headed south to see what the glow was all about
Took my brother in law Larry out to Six Mile Creek for a Sunday paddle. After a long hot week with some of hurricane Arthur passing us by. We paddle Six Mile Creek under clear blue skies clear weather, and a welcome break in humidity. I wanted to go as far as we could and we did.
|Total distance||743 km462 mi|
|Max distance||58 km36 mi|
|Avg distance||12 km7 mi|
|Total duration||7 days 1h:25m|