Sunday, March 25, 2012

Visiting Manatee Springs State Park

Sunday we headed over to Manatee Springs State Park to visit with Sherry and David.  On the way there, we spotted a little red car with a kayak on top on the side of the road.  Could it be?  Yes, it was!  We stopped to make sure that they were okay and Sherry was hunkered down in the car updating her blog!  She couldn't get internet signal at the campground.  We went on ahead of her and visited with David until she arrived.

 After chatting for a bit and getting caught up, we headed down to the Springs.  Along the way, we saw this guy....

He was oblivious to the crowd that was gathering to watch him.  A few steps away, we came to this...
There was some sort of diver instruction going on.  This particular spring is covered with duck weed and Dan and David went to investigate further.
Great minds investigating the duck weed!
 It was then on to the spring.
Beautiful waters!
Dan, Sherry, and David....such a good group shot
Neither Dan nor I had ever had the opportunity to swim in a spring.  The water temperature is supposed to be 72 degrees year round....
So refreshing
The water was chilly at first but so so refreshing!  The current kept pushing you downstream but it sure was nice to float and relax.  We swam for a bit and chit-chatted some more.  Swimming back to the steps to get out of the spring was a bit of a challenge given the current but we all made it safe and sound.

We made it back to Sherry and David's and had a nice picnic lunch.  The rain was moving in so we moved inside and chatted some more.  All too soon, it was time to bid them safe travels and head back to Cedar Key.  We enjoyed our visit and know that we will see them again "down the road".

Thanks Sherry and David for a great time at Manatee Springs!

5 comments:

Brandon and Amanda said...

Waters look really nice!! Nice little spot for a swim!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Looks like a perfect day! Wonder where you would have ended up if you had just floated with the current? That would have been a good place to leave the truck :)

Ceal said...

Where were the manatees at Manatee Springs?

Elaine said...

Glad to see you continuing to enjoy some of nature's finest views!

Sherry said...

Sorry it couldn't have been a longer visit. It was great to see you and enjoy the spring together. Bummer that we couldn't get out on the river and try to find those Manatee. :-) Raincheck??