A great but rainy morning on the Rainbow River today. With a reported “aggressive gator” hanging out around the boat ramp near K.P. Hole County Park, they have closed all swimming and tubing at both the county park and Rainbow Springs State Park. So due to the gator scare and the off and on sprinkles all day we were one of only two cars in the parking lot at K.P. Hole!
The river was SOOOO peaceful and quiet. Saw lots of wet birds hunkered down along the river. There were many Anhinga and Cormorants – neither of which have oil glands – perched on stumps trying to dry out their wings. And got to couple of pics of a Snowy Egret, which we have not seen on the Rainbow before. Come to think of it, our last truly great paddle on the Rainbow was also on a misty morning last year. The mist on the water and the saturation of color is just gorgeous.