Today Jeff and I went to Wakula Springs State Park.
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world...beautifully crystal clear today...
Yeah that's us down there saying hi to you all....that is how clear the water is...our shadows did not get wet while taking the photo.
There is a lodge that was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball. Nice place to stay if you want to visit this part of the Pan handle of Florida.
We grabbed a cup of Coffee at the Lodge before taking a hour boat ride.
We actually took two boat rides today.......The water was clear today so we also went on the half hour glass bottom boat tour.
The scenery is quite beautiful ...Spanish moss...clear water...lots of Birdies.
Click on the video to get a flavor of the area!
Coots, Blue wing teal, Morehen, White Ibis,Little Blue Herons, Great Blue Herons
Osprey, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vultures and many more.
Wood ducks and Hooded Merganser...yeah I was wishing I had a big camera today...
could have been a really cool close up of these birdies.Great Egrets were plentiful.
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
We didn't see Tarzan..but one of his movies was filmed here.
After the boat tours we had lunch at the Lodge and then took a three mile walk in the park.
I love warblers and was happy to spot some...... Yellow throated warblers, Black and white warblers and Northern Parulas.
I am hoping we catch some of the Warbler migration ...
calling all warblers ...
here pretty warblers....come to see us on your way North....
Tomorrow we go canoeing...We met a father, daughter today on one of the boat rides,
They are camping and canoeing in the area...actually they happen to be camping in the same campground as us. The only problem I have with this trip is that the Fathers nickname is Gator bait....yep...you read it right...Gator Bait... long story...made short...he was canoeing....alligator lifted the canoe bit the side of the boat because it couldn't get to him...and then left....if the boat tipped or if the alligator got hold of him...he probably wouldn't be alive to tell his story. The big ole alligator would have taken him under the water until he drowned.....and then had lunch. YIKES....
Wish us luck!