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Justin told us to go see some manatee and some springs. We didn't get that quite right and ended up at Manatee Springs State Park. Lucky us. What a beautiful, quiet, gorgeous campground on the Swanee River. The spring temps are a constant 72 degrees and the manatee pods come off the river to be in the warmer water. So amazing.
Also, the black vultures from the north spend the winter here. Thousands of them. I though there must be a ...
Midday temperature: 20C
Another travelling day today through northern Florida. Not too much interesting to see, lots of pine forests. The trees here have budded and one tree in particular, the Eastern Redbud, is very pretty with lots of purple colored flowers.
Our campground tonight is small, only 44 sites, but it feels like a state park: pine trees and forest, wide sites, very friendly people, and squirrels, lots of squirrels. We met three couples ...
... dock, and catching some wildlife along the way, including raccoons, banana spiders, horned lizards, armadillos and huge toads. Kat and Wren went to the pond daily to feed the fish and try to coax a young gator out of hiding - he came pretty close once or twice.
A couple of other nice perks to our stay...we met a retired school teacher who gave Wren some free Science lessons. Also, there was a nice couple camped next to us that lent Kat and ...
... and directed us into the site and even helped set up the rig for the night. I have never had that kind of service!!! Very small campground but very well kept and very clean. I give it big props except it has no cable and the wifi is not too good. Took a drive into town really just marinas along the Steinhatchee River and out to the Gulf. Area by the Gulf is ...
... guy in front of us whipped his truck around with a lot of gravel spraying from a heavy foot on the accelerator, and I prayed he was also heading for the bridge to Steinhatchee. Turns out I chose wisely after we had wound our way behind him through potholed streets lined with rusty single wide trailers and that had hopefully seen better days when they were factory fresh back in the 70s.
My friend and I finally found the River Haven ...
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