RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Panacea, Fl/ Wakulla Springs


Last night it poured rain for about an hour. We missed the strong wind that blew threw a few miles north. We drove 10 miles north to Crawford, to make phone calls, and shop at Wal-Mart. We spent the rest of the day, doing catch up things and just chilling.


Today was a cool day. We drove to Wakulla Spring State Park, just north of us. We went on the 3 mile river tour of the Wakulla River and over the Wakulla Spring, which is one of the world's largest and deepest fresh water springs. The water comes from as far as Alabama, and maintains a temperature of 69 degrees year round. First, we walked over to the observation tower and looked down into the spring. It was the cleanest, clearest water I've ever seen. And they say, it is not as clear as it use to be. You can also swim in the spring, but it was too cool today. Then we went on the river tour, and saw numerous wild life. Joe and I really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to everyone, at a $6.00 price. At one point, the boat was shut off, and the sounds of the wild life was really cool and peaceful. After the boat ride, we took Mallery for a short walk on one of the trails, ( she had to wait in the car, while we were on the river tour) and also view the 1937 lodge on the grounds.

View from tower-you can see the ledge into the spring

Lots of birds- don't know all the kinds, but I'm sure Rena (Joe's sister does) as well as are new RV friend's Dawn & Jeff-all birders

Lots of alligators-even one with baby alligators

Birdie in nest

Can see fish in water if you double click on picture and enlarge

Cypress tree in middle of river

1 comment:

  1. Howdee..
    Love that place...and we agree the boat ride was well worth the six dollars...we also did the glass bottom boat ...that was shorter but fun.
    Nice photos..
    the first bird is a Great Blue heron
    the second...are lots of Coots and what looks like a pie billed grebe on its own above the grebes
    In the nest I think you have an osprey
    and the last cute birdie with the candy corn bill is the Common Morehen
    keep bloggin..