St John's River Fl

We rented a pontoon boat for the day and set off down St John's River near DeLand. All kitted out with food, beers, wine and all sorts of other goodies, off we set sail.

We had Jeff with us on one of his rare days to relax.

T Bone was there of course. Down from Massachusetts. 

T Bone was there of course. Down from Massachusetts. 

You definitely get a feeling of Deliverance here. Very Hillbilly!

You definitely get a feeling of Deliverance here. Very Hillbilly!

People actually live on these boats.

That is somebody's home!

That is somebody's home!

See the creepy guy peeping out of his door at us?

See the creepy guy peeping out of his door at us?

Getting sophisticated now.

Getting sophisticated now.

Yes we got a bite...........

Yes we got a bite...........

Here he comes with a nibble in his mouth........

Here he comes with a nibble in his mouth........

Ugly......

Ugly......

If the food is to one side he has to do a complete maneuver to get over that couple of inches cuz he has no neck to talk of....

If the food is to one side he has to do a complete maneuver to get over that couple of inches cuz he has no neck to talk of....

Now he is right next to our boat......

Now he is right next to our boat......

This time he's right on target.

This time he's right on target.

As good as gone.......

As good as gone.......

Gone....

Gone....

Make off with the bounty........

Make off with the bounty........

Lets get that second one before he leaves......

Lets get that second one before he leaves......

Beautiful Bald Eagle---- my first such close encounter...... very lucky to get this shot!

Beautiful Bald Eagle---- my first such close encounter...... very lucky to get this shot!