Sunday, August 5 – Sleeping Turtles Preserve –
Following a few evenings of heavy rains, we read that the Myakka was approaching flood levels. We were thinking about taking a kayak trip up-river and wanted to check the levels ourselves. We had visited the Sleeping Turtles Preserve on July 8 and decided it would be a good place to take a comparison look at the river. Low lying areas were now under water and required slogging through to continue along the paths.
Some boats with motors sped by suddenly. The sound and the flash of the boats passing surprised us, and the cicadas. We looked up from the flow of the water and the cicadas momentarily broke their drone.