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Weeki Wachee Springs Run Wrap Up, June 23, 2014

June 26, 2014

A group of warm hearted folks paddled down Weeki Wachee Springs Run on Monday June 23, 2014.  The kids enjoyed plenty of swimming and some jumping out of the trees that make the run famous . Weeki Wachee, a first magnitude spring, is noted for it’s consistently clear water throughout the Run.

The Clear Water of Weeki Waccee Springs Run

The Clear Water of Weeki Wachee Springs Run

Lenora Quinn

Lenora Quinn

Folks arrived at the launch at Paddling Adventures as early as 730 am, and we unloaded boats and did our won Sierra Shuttle. We drove all calls and my car with the boat trailer to Rogers Park. The drivers came back in one car to meet the rest of the participants. We did the unloading and shuttle in record time. It is facilitative to get to the launch early because Weeki Wachee can be crowded even on a weekday. I dare not try to lead an outing on the weekend for motor boat traffic also comes up the Run. Using City of Winter Haven Kayaks and doing our won shuttle saves the participants a significant amount of money.

 

Alllyssa, Margo and Sharon on break

Allyssa, Margo and Sharon on break

The Boats

The Boats

So we had a nice leisurely paddle down the Run. Andy taught the group paddling stroke, this Run is a good place for beginners to practice strokes.  It took a while to take a break it seemed as though some of the sandbars may have washed away due to erosion.. Th children on the trip, Victoria, Lenora, David, and Jordon seemed to integrate well with the adults on the trip. SOme folks witnessed a babymantee. We have seen manatees the last three Ancient Island kayaks down Weeki Wachee.

Jordon enjoys the cool spring water

Jordon enjoys the cool spring water

The Leader during a break

The Leader during a break

These spring trips in the summer have been designed to introduce children and families to the  beauty of Florida waters. We attempt to go to places where the children can enjoy swimming.

 

Hangin on taking a break

Hangin on taking a break

Look for us on Wekiva Springs on July 21, 2014.

Paula, David, Chip and Greg on break

Paula, David, Chip, Kathy and Greg on break

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