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Weeki Wachee River Report
(Weeki Watchee)


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Report By:  seaofcortezgirl    Date: 7/4/2010 
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Weeki Watchee River

My Report:

We ended our 4th of July weekend doing the WW River. We woke up to very bad weather reports of 60 mph winds, thundershowers, and what sounded to be an all day event. We were to meet our good buddy on the river at 9:00 at the headspring. Brian put in at Rogers Park at 7:00 a.m. and paddled up. We were in a dilemna as to whether to continue with our trip. We decided to go to Weeki Watchee, meet up with him and see how the weather looked at that time. As you know, weather in Florida can change very quickly.


Well, at 9:30, after unpacking all the gear, portage to the river, things were still looking good. Skies were overcast but no thunderstorms in sight. We did the short loop to the headspring, turned around and met up with Brian and proceeded down the river. We were about 1 mile into our paddle when the sprinkles started. We had sprinkles most of our 6 mile journey.

The good thing about the overcast skies and looming weather, traffic on the water was minimal. Even take out at Rogers Park was a breeze with many open spaces available (imagine that).

Wildlife on the water, we did finally see an otter, usual underwater fishing turtles, lots of fish and birds. No manatees this time like 2 weeks ago.

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Location Data:

Difficulty: Easy
Location Type: River
Boat Type: Kayak
Distance (miles): 6.0
Fees/Costs $: $5.00 per kayak


Photos from Weeki Watchee:    (Click image to view full size)

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Tree jumping

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Peter Pan Phil

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Fish Phil

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Flying Brian

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Katie & Phil

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weeki Watchee

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Peacocks at Weeki

Momma Peacock & baby in the parking area

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Post Date: 7/4/2010

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