I really enjoy being on the St. John's river in the winter. I loved watching these things Mum called Manatees. She would not let me swim in the river though, she said there are too many scary things which may hurt me, but the manatees would not. The manatees come to springs when it is cool out along the river.
Blue Spring State Park
The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. The spring´s crystal clear, 73´degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner.
(but not dogs!))Swimming or diving with manatees is not permitted and is strictly enforced.
The Manatees will come right up to the boat and look at us. That was way cool!
Coming for a fresh drink of water ....
Scampi pretended they did not exist, the silly dog!
baby manatee swimming by