A “cold” front moved in yesterday bringing a little rain. The temperature today is supposed to get to 71 today, and then back to upper 70’s and low 80’s for the rest of the week. Perfect weather.
Next week, we’re planning a kayak trip back up to Crystal River, to the Three Sisters Springs. We paddled there back in October before the Manatees arrived. It was such a beautiful trip that we planned on going back once the manatee arrive.
Click here for the link on that blog post.
The water by the springs was absolutely gorgeous and it didn’t even matter that there were no manatee there at the time. Have you ever seen such clear water? It was a lot deeper than it looks.
We also want to get back to the Weeki Wachee River while we’re in this area. It’s one of my favorite rivers in Florida (and that is saying a lot because Florida has some beautiful rivers). Click here for a link to last years blog post about this river.
So anyway, once Al gets his accounts done, we will be able to play. I just hope the weather holds up.
By the way, I just remembered a comment from Rick a while back, about kayaks and canoes being “tippy.” I have only been in a canoe once and I did feel it was a bit tippy, but our Sea Eagle Fast Track 385 kayaks are very stable. It would be very difficult to tip our kayaks, and we try not to go places where that is a possibility. Tipping over in my kayak is not my idea of a good time. We made sure that our kayaks we purchased were stable. There are some cheap kayaks out there that may tip a little easier, but not ours. So, if you have a chance, give kayaking a try. It really is a safe and easy sport. There is no better way to get wildlife photos and see some amazing scenery.
Another comment I remember was about bringing your camera on the kayak, and the possibility of getting it wet. I have never kayaked without my camera and believe it or not, I have paddled with both my video and my digital camera. I would sometimes hold the video between my knees and my digital in my hands. It got a little tricky paddling though. I crashed into more than a few trees!
Several years ago, we bought several small black vinyl waterproof camera bags at Wal-Mart. They sold for about $10 back then. They roll up and close with Velcro, and a snapping mechanism. I put my camera in there while I am entering and exiting my kayak, and if it gets too rough or it rains. Other than that the camera is around my neck and covered with a small towel. I no longer bring a video camera since my Canon has video built in.
My waterproof camera bag looks something like this that I found at Amazon.
I don’t know if Wal-Mart sells them in the stores anymore. I didn’t find them on Wal-Mart's website.
Yesterday, I spent around the house cleaning, and doing laundry. It seems we have picked up some fleas and they seem to prefer the soft long fur on Baxter.
My little flea bag!
I don’t know how in the heck we got fleas. It was either from when we had him at the Vet getting neutered, or we brought some in on our clothes, but for the second time, we have a flea issue.
Al is going to have to spray the house and today I am going to shampoo carpets.
So today, my plan is to shampoo the carpet. Did I mention that I really hate carpeting? Fortunately we don’t have much, so it doesn’t take much time to shampoo. No playing today.