The Gulf Side Motel
Travel Blogs from Cedar Key
... up for it. Managed to snag a picture with Donald Duck in Mexico and Pooh and Tigger in England. I'm concerned that I'm getting way too excited around people dressed up as animals.
Completely knackered we left at 4pm, that's a whole 7 hours and 8 miles completed today.
We drove the two hours to Crystal River, checked into our hotel and grabbed a pizza at Rocco's.
Early start tomorrow. We are going to be Manatee tickling.
WE SURVIVED SWIMMING WITH MANATEES
For Larry, surviving a swim with manatees was never a question. He's an excellant swimmer and has been a professional diver and scuba diver. Initially he was "ho hum" about swimming with these most unusual, giant sea animals. So, I made the reservations and jokingly threatened to push him in and I’d just watch.
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF MANATEES
Manatees can be up to 12 feet long but they ...
... springs a couple more times to check to see if the manatees had arrived, but not one in sight!It was a long drive Panama City Beach through some pretty empty country. At a rest stop we were interested to see an Asian truck driver skipping with a rope to stretch out his tired muscles! The engine warning light came on just as we entered The City, ....so more truck repairs required. However, what do you expect after ...
... leap an astounding 6 feet in the air.....can you imagine sitting in a canoe and having that happen?
There is also a 90 foot sinkhole pond in the park, where scuba divers come to dive. A cave located at 90 feet down is called catfish hotel due to the large schools of catfish that gather there. When we arrived, a scuba diver said he had just seen an alligator on his dive.
... a place we had heard of but never visited. Lots of grey-heads driving SUVs and golf-carts. After that we passed through Ocala, near the National Forest and the area was lovely. Lots of open country and horse ranches.
When we reached Cedar Key we were pleased to find that it is a really quaint Florida seafront town. While walking ...