In the evenings, I'll sometimes take off for a quick paddle close to home. A couple of days ago, I loaded up my kayak and headed to the Chassahowitzka River, which is designated as a Florida Outstanding Water. This is a special designation given to certain waterways because of its natural attributes, and the Chassahowitzka River is a fine example of a nearly pristine environment. It is bordered by the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, and is home to an incredible number of winter migrating water bird species.
On short paddles such as the one I took a couple of days ago, I usually paddle down to an especially scenic spring that feeds the river. The spring is referred to as "The Crack" by locals and others familiar with the river, and has a look like no other spring you'll find. The spring run is especially beautiful; you have to see it in person!
Here's a video from my paddle to "The Crack", if you looking to see wildlife, look no further than the Chassahowizka River. Every time I go I see something cool. Watch, and enjoy!