Yesterday morning we got up and headed down to the boat launch and headed out onto the water. There are lots of alligators in all of the water systems in Florida and this lake is no exception. We were not in the water more than ten minutes before something really large surfaced within a foot of the side of my kayak. I don't know if it was an alligator or a very big fish but it scared the crap out of me.
It was fairly cloudy this morning which made paddling nice. The sun was trying to break through as the morning wore on. This picture shows a reflection of the sun and clouds in the water. Kind of cool.
The water was so calm making the reflections pretty impressive. Tom was cruising close to shore alligator hunting. I saw several snouts sticking out of the water but they dove before we got too close. I am not sure if they dove down to get away or if they were just following me looking at my elbows so close to the surface...!!
We were on the water for an hour and then headed home. Tom wanted to get back to the chrome work on the truck. He had more help getting the two on the front. John is on the ground working, neighbor Jim is giving advice and apparently Tom is supervising. You can see the new chrome strips around the wheel well. Sure brightens up the truck. Makes it look pretty fancy.
Today Judy and I hit the walking class to put in our 3 miles and then I headed to the pool for a swim. Tom got working on washing the 5th. He spent several hours scrubbing the white roof, then got the outside mostly washed before the rain started. Tomorrow he plans on finishing the washing and then giving her a good coat of wax. So many things to do yet before we start our trip home next month. The time has gone so fast it doesn't seem possible that we will be leaving so soon. Has been an awesome winter!!
Until next time safe travels.