We have also neglected our bikes lately. Nancy has set a personal goal of 10 miles per day. That’s pretty optimistic, but don’t tell that to Nancy…she’s got a way of making things happen;o))
Nancy here: I’ve got a ways to go to get 70 miles this week;o)) Day one, 5 miles…. Day two, 6.5 miles… It’s suppose to rain today so we will just have to see what happens. It is just amazing to me how we seem to have less time to get things done now that we are retired?!?! But one thing I have notice since I retired last February is that I am not as fit. Now don’t everyone bust a gut laughing…but I worked 40 hours a week standing and lifting stuff for all those hours. Since that has stopped, I’ve notice a definite lost of strength and stamina. Well, I know that can be fixed… so my New Years Resolution is to up the ante on my exercise:o))) We'll see how it goes.......
Yesterday we met two couples across the street that just ordered Sea Eagle Kayaks. I told them we were going to get ours out today and they wanted to watch me blow it up. So when we got back from our walk, I got the kayak out and immediately, I had an audience.
They are so excited and can’t wait for theirs to arrive. If we are still here, we told them we would be glad to help them out on their first voyage!!
We decided to paddle the coastline along the Spring Run for a little while and see what we could see. Perhaps the Manatee had moved to other feeding grounds.
We crossed the Spring Run and paddled the coastline back toward the springs. Just when we got to the spot they had been yesterday…EUREKA!! We spotted quite a few manatees. We just sat still in the Sea Eagle, paddled occasionally to reposition and watch these wonderful animals. What a site and what a pleasure!! They were next to us, under us and all around!! A few were as big as the Sea Eagle!! Nancy was having a hard time getting a picture as she had her zoom lens on the camera and they manatee were too close;o(( She still managed to get a few photos of these LARGE mammals.
Before you know it, we had spent over an hour watching these wonderful creatures. The temperature was hovering near 80 degrees and the winds were light. What a spectacular day on the water!!
We got back to the motorhome about 3pm and as promised, Nancy hopped on her bike. While she rode, I tinkered with the kayak and enjoyed a little R&R. What a great day to kick off the New Year!! Our plan is to do a repeat performance one or two times before we leave!!