Day 2-Paddle Florida Suwannee Festival

The rain was hard yesterday and had taken some snap out of the day but relented at dinner time. We were treated last night to local folk legend Tom Shed last night and he was great. 

The rain had stopped but it had gotten colder but we were to Paddle a 12 mile gem from Madison Blue Spring down the Witha lacoochee into the Suwannee River. 

Put in was beautiful like the featured image and busy. 

It was gray but the river was beautiful and Chris had been a great paddling partner. 

We went through a low Melvin’s Shoals without a hitch. The rain may have helped. This area is amazing. 

Another great weekend outdoor adventure. Peace out. Tres 

Paddle Florida Suwannee Festival

I set out to meet my buddy Chris Wilkerson in Monticello for lunch. He is paddling with me in the front of my handmade tandem kayak. Funniest guy I know. 

Monticello was a favorite of mine from C2C 2016 other rides too. They have a bike fest in May. 

We had a late great lunch at Tupelo Bakery and Cafe. Took away some gourmet cupcakes AND Tupelo honey. We drove down 90 just like I rode in C2C in 2016 to Suwannee River State Park and checked in and set up camp. This was the beautiful yesterday. 

I was able to get a swim in the spring near camp. 

We did an 8 mile paddle due to rain in the forecast. We did it in 1 3/4 hours. Pictures on my waterproof camera to follow. 

On to Live Oak for grouper sandwich and fried okra. Return with rain starting. Really came down hard. Good napping. Unsure of next plan due to weather. Hoping for clearing and paddling. Listening to Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Peace out Tres.