Florida Manatees 20180112 to 20180115

We paddled several places: Weeki Wachee River,
Chassahowitzka River, Ichetucknee River, and Silver River.
We saw lots of birds, manatees, and other animals.
These pictures were not all taken by me. Thanks to Paul Smith,
Cyndy Falgout, and Anne Miller for some of the best pictures.
Ready to head out.
Manatee on the Weeki Wachee. That orange kayak is 10'3" long.
Now figure how big that manatee is. That manatee was a small one.
Spider Lily on the Weeki Wachee
They painted their bulkhead on the Weeki Wachee.
Weeki Wachee Manatees
More Weeki Wachee Manatees. I know its raining. Its a water sport, we expect to get wet!
Weeki Wachee
Weeki Wachee sign.
Weeki Wachee
Weeki Wachee
Weeki Wachee
Watching the manatees at Chassahowitzka.
Pelican at the dock at Chassahowitzka.
Turtles on the Ichetucknee.
This woodpecker on the Ichetucknee didn't mind me at all.
He just kept looking for bugs in the bark. I was only about 5 feet away.
Otter on the Ichetucknee
Interesting how the Cypress knees form. Silver River
Anhinga drying his wings. Silver River
Yes, there were aligators but we only saw them on the Silver River.
Just a cool bird that didn't look like the others. Silver River
Monkey on the Silver River