Above, a 10 ft alligator welcomes kayakers to the North Myakka Lake.
Below, a conspicuously placed sign warns boaters not to “bother” the alligators. ok no problem I can follow that sign!
Above, the South East shoreline of the Myakka Lake North.
Below, one of the many cranes fishing for breakfast.
Above and Below, a handsome crane lets me get within 20 ft of him before flying off…. one of the advantages of a kayak is that you can slowly and quietly sneak-up on wildlife!
Above, the dreaded “Black Vultures” take a break from eating windshield wipers.
Below, another shot of the beautiful shoreline of Lake Myakka.
Above, a wide variety of waterfowl dot the shoreline of Lake Myakka.
Below, the large “tour air-boat” waits for tourists.
Above, my alligator friend greets me after my paddle around the lake!