Friday, February 25, 2022
After taking care of business this morning, we took our kayaks over to Round Island Riverside Park. This Indian River County Park includes a paved parking lot, two boat ramps, canoe launch, picnic pavilion, and a 400 foot boardwalk to observe the manatees - all for free!
The bridge leading to the observation towers allows hikers to look down on the manatees.
We only had time for a two mile paddle, but we were able to get in and around several coves. At one point, we were completely surrounded by jumping mullet. While we couldn't actually see the sting rays, we were pretty sure we disturbed a couple as we entered a shallow cove. From the sandy cloud and strong wake they left, we knew we disturbed something big. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water.
Tomorrow, we have some repairs to do on the RV, but hope to get out and enjoy the Stuart Arts Festival this weekend. Stay tuned.