This is the Econlockhatchee River in eastern Seminole County, not far from the city of Orlando. A very short trail leads to this spot from the picnic pavilion at the Little Big Econ State Forest on Snow Hill Road in Geneva. No doubt sunrise here is spectacular but sadly my schedule dictated only a visit in the late and shiny afternoon.
The western eye wall of Hurricane Matthew crept menacingly close to us here but most of the structural damage was limited to the docks and boathouses that line the Intracoastal Waterway. We're deeply grateful we were spared and sadly mindful that many, many others experienced much worse from Matthew's fury.