After our farewell with Louis and Diane we had a nice walk through Sanford before we embarked for a leasurely eight mile cruise north, to an oxbow across from Wekiva River.
We had heard taking a dinghy ride up this river was something we should not miss and we were not disappointed. The river meanders back off of the St Johns River for about five miles and the further you navigate back the wilder it becomes. Wild in that this river is basically a remote wonder of nature surrounded by a flooded cypress tree forest, lots of birds, flowers and turtles. Although we’re sure there are alligators lurking in the dark shadows, we saw none on this journey up the Wekiva.