We will putin at Ray Wayside on hwy 40 for a ten mile downstream paddle trip. This section is shady, twisting and untouched by civilization. The Silver River flows into the Ock at our putin. The Ock was once slated to become the Cross Florida Barge Channel and is thankfully no more. Mother nature has once again reclaimed this section to its natural wild beauty.
This trip downstream is easy to paddle with a 3mph current to help you along the journey. We will pass through several narrow sections with high limestone bluffs ans small sand beaches that offer a place to get out and cool off.
Be on the lookout for wild Rhesus monkeys that have migrated from the Silver River.
Meet at Ray Wayside by 9:00am.
The address listed is for Ocala Yacht Club which is inside Ray Wayside.
We will run our own shuttle to Gores.
$5.00 parking/launch at Ray's.
**PLEASE RSVP IF ONLY ATTENDING/RSVP NOT-ATTENDING FILLS MY INBOX NEEDLESSLY. THIS ISN'T FACEBOOK AND WE DON'T NEED TO KNOW YOUR STATUS FOR THE DAY IF NOT ATTENDING. THANKS FOR COMPLYING.
We will run our own shuttle***It should be understood that all who attend are willing to help with shuttle. Seems we have the same people who step up to help out, this is a group endeavor: All watch out for each other and help with shuttle. Anyone not in agreement, should not attend our many enjoyable trips.***
PFD/WHISTLE IS THE LAW and WEARING PFD/WHISTLE IS ALWAYS ADVISED.
Directions/google map to Rays Wayside(Ocala Yacht Club)
PADDLE ON! John B