Little Manatee River backyard paddle

I wanted to do a quick paddle before the weather would change and use some gear because of an upcoming multi day paddle on the Withlacoochee River with Paddle Florida.

I went through the hole in the mangrove across from my house and headed to Gulf City and Little Cockroach Bay.

I got into Little Cockroach Bay and it could be the Everglades or the Keys.

I am so enamoured with the pelicans.

I was trying to decide which way to go Cockroach Bay or out to Tampa Bay as I paddled. A few hundred yards from Tampa Bay, I look over at St. Pete and it’s grey and the wind picks up. I realized when I heard the thunder it was time to come home.

More paddling later. Peace out. Tres dog