It’s been awhile between paddling trips so I thought I would venture out into our unseasonably cold November weather to get in a little water time. I chose the Wacissa since it is the closest paddling place—didn’t want to invest a lot of time in driving since I suspected it would be a very short trip.
As it was. I’m sure that people in actual cold climates would consider this downright balmy, but we Florida wimps get easily chilled. This turtle was trying to soak up some warmth from the sun.
I stayed out for only about an hour, if that. I passed this egret on my way back to the boat ramp.
We are supposed to warm up a bit over the next few days, and if that happens, I have a new camping/paddling destination in mind for next week. We had an almost ideal summer for paddling—no hurricanes and very little rain; we may be facing the trade-off now with a colder-than-usual winter, which is cutting into my water time.
Nonetheless, stand by.