Manatee Cove Park
Indian River, Merritt Island, Fl
"Leave only footprints, take only memories"
(...and maybe some pictures)
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October 10, 2007

Looking at some of the outfitters in the area for a new place for us to paddle we found 'Manatee Cove Park'.  It is on the Indian River on Merritt Island.  We followed the directions we got from the Brevard County web site and got lost.  At one point the directions say 'right turn' when they really mean 'left turn'.  (I e-mailed them but they haven't corrected the web site)

We did a 3.5 mile paddle.  A very nice day.  We saw a couple of Manatees, a few Dolphins and many birds.  We paddled around a couple of un-named islands and had lunch on one of the islands.
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Road sign for the park
Map of day's paddle
Snowy Egret & Great Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
The mainland seen from the kayaks
Water front electric plant (on the mainland)
John paddles towards 2 un-named islands
2 electric plants (look for red & white smoke stacks)
The Mangrove Trees line the shores
Panoramic view of the mainland
Remains of a sunken ship (with small bird)
John pauses to take a picture
A Dolphin (at least it's dorsal fin) heads right for us
A Great Egret stands in a Mangrove Tree
An Osprey spreads it's wings
The Osprey watches us (he is holding onto a fish)
What a beautiful day for a paddle!