We paddled the river during the morning and early afternoon, and biked the trails during the afternoon and early evening.
The water was crystal clear, and the trees were vibrant with new leaves in bright shades of green.
The water level in the surrounding swamp was down, and the cypress roots formed ribbons, caves, and spirit villages.
Flirting with disaster!
Young White Ibis
Our paddle started at the state park launch area. The carry is 3/4 of a mile, or canoes can be rented at the state park. Silver Springs is upstream from the launch.
Silver River State Park - http://www.floridastateparks.org/Silverriver/