Tag Archives: Rum Island Park

Santa Fe River – August 13, 2016

A few more pics from the Santa Fe River near High Springs, FL.  These were taken on my Saturday repeat of my Wednesday August 8th paddle.  Same trip – US 27 to Rum Island County Park – different people.

Coasting down the Santa Fe under (temporarily) blue skies.

Coasting down the Santa Fe under (temporarily) blue skies.

Riding the roller coaster through the shoals.

Riding the roller coaster through the shoals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming at Lily Springs - again no Naked Ed.

Swimming at Lily Springs – again no Naked Ed.

Exploring Jonathan Spring

Exploring Jonathan Spring

Santa Fe River – July 10, 2016

Some pics from my “Birthday Paddle”, again on the springs section of the Santa Fe River near High Springs, FL.  I just tagged along on a trip one of my friends was leading so, of course, the others in the group didn’t know it was my birthday, but *I* did.  And since I was not leading or organizing this trip I could just relax and enjoy myself !

Nice 3-hour morning paddle From US 27 down to Rum Island Park, followed by a cookout picnic at Rum Island Park.

Cloud reflections on the Santa Fe.

Cloud reflections on the Santa Fe.

Ed's place at Lily Spring. But no Ed.

Ed’s place at Lily Spring. But no Ed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Springs run

Jonathan Springs run.

Cooters (Pseudemys spp) catching some rays.

Cooters (Pseudemys spp) catching some rays.

Main vent at Rum Island Spring.

Main vent at Rum Island Spring.

Cookout and picnic at Rum Island Park.

Cookout and picnic at Rum Island Park.

Santa Fe River – May 22, 2015

Nice little 5-mile trip today on the Santa Fe River today.  We did the springs section from US 27 to Rum Island Park.   We have a strenuous day of paddling tomorrow, so today was actually more of a float trip than a paddle trip.  We visited and swam at Poe Springs, Lily Springs, and Rum Island Spring.

Cooling off at Poe Springs Park

Cooling off at Poe Springs Park

Negotiating a shoal section. River was low today, so there were a number of shoals to be run. Only a few scratches added to the boat

Negotiating a shoal section. River was low today, so there were a number of shoals to be run. Only a few scratches added to the boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Topped Sedge (Dichromena latifolia) also called White Star Grass

White Topped Sedge (Dichromena latifolia) also called White Star Grass

Florida Red-bellied Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster) at Lily Springs

Florida Red-bellied Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster) at Lily Springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly (Argia apicalis) chowing down on a smaller winged insect

Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly (Argia apicalis) chowing down on a smaller winged insect

Wild Turkey hen (Meleagris gallopavo) grabbing a drink in the river. Or maybe just cooling off her feet on a hot day near Rum Island

Wild Turkey hen (Meleagris gallopavo) grabbing a drink in the river. Or maybe just cooling off her feet on a hot day near Rum Island