Kayaking: Cooter's Pond Area, Sat., 6/25/2016, 08:00-10:00CDT
Distance: 3.8 miles Difficulty: Moderate due to heat/humidity Rating: 4.5/5
Conditions: Very hot/muggy. Calm. Mostly clear and bright. Lake was extremely smooth.
Many water birds visible today. Alligator gar were jumping and rolling -- they seem to be quite active in the hot months. Small shad breaching the surface (probably running from the gar!). One massive alligator snapping turtle surfaced about 30ft from me between the large dock and the bridge at RTJ. He took a look and then disappeared underneath the dark water.
This was a beautiful, although very muggy, morning. Being able to explore small nooks and sloughs among the cypress trees and snags was exciting and peaceful at the same time.
I took the GoPro camera this time -- will review the video and attach here when time permits.