Well, today we had a wonderful Plan B paddle.
We were scheduled to paddle the Juniper Creek run from the Recreation Area to SR 19. But Juniper Creek was closed due to high water after Tropical Storm Colin, so we abandoned Plan A and drove down to what was to have been our take out point at SR 19 (where there is no concessionaire to close things down if conditions exceed “Disney standards”) and paddled from there along Juniper Creek, Little Juniper Creek, Lake George (a wide spot in the St Johns River) and then up Silver Glen Springs run to the open recreation area at the springs.
The water was high and racing on Juniper Creek, but that only made it more fun and less paddling so our hands were free for photography. Little Juniper Creek was full of birds and nice and winding. Lake George was full of gators.
We ate lunch on a beautiful little sand island at the junction of Silver Glen Springs Run and Lake George and took a swim break there.
It was a wonderful day of blue skies and towering white clouds, great company, and lots of wildlife. Another most excellent day in paradise!