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Kayaking Eddy Creek

Posted by Dean Pettit on 29. February 2012 with No Comments

Kayaking Eddy Creek, Canaveral National Seashore, Fl. September 22, 2011

View of Eddy Creek from my kayakIt was just after dawn as I pushed my way kayak from the launch site and into the waters of Eddy Creek at Canaveral National Seashore. As I paddled the kayak gained speed and soon I was into a paddling rhythm. Schools of mullet swirled ahead of me as the kayak made a barely discernible hiss through the water.  As I paddled along the southern shoreline of the creek a movement about 100 yards ahead on the shoreline ahead of me caught my attention. It was a large alligator casually entering the water. It seemed to be about 10 feet in length, but then again they always look bigger when you are in a kayak. (more…)