I survived today’s kayak trip. It was my first kayak trip this year and for the first time, I was the only female in our little party. Randy, Glen, Mark and I set off from Hunter’s Spring park and paddled out into King’s Bay then headed up to Three Sisters Springs.
Beautiful Three Sisters Springs can only be accessed by kayak or by swimming in to the springs from a canal. It is about 12 to 15 feet deep at the deepest points in the springs, but it is as clear as a swimming pool. You can see every little stone lying on the sandy bottom.
Normally, manatees congregate in and near Three Sisters Springs in the cooler months, but it has been quite warm here so there were no manatees in the area. We did spot three manatees in another part of King’s Bay.
After stopping at Three Sisters Springs, we paddled back out into King’s Bay and paddled around Buzzard Island. We did some duck herding along the way. We also stopped at an ice cream shop before heading back to Hunter’s Spring. Where else but Florida can you kayak up to an ice cream shop?
I kept up with the guys, though more often than not I was bringing up the rear. Someone has to be in that spot. A big thank you to Randy for occasionally looking back to see if I was still there. Also a big thank you to Randy for loaning me a kayak and buying me a peach ice cream cone. You rock! Mark and Glen also rock as they made it clear that they are not overly fond of country music.
All in all, it was another wonderful, sunny day in paradise!