With our late start, I worried the Park might be full. Manatee fans. Deleon Springs was my plan B. Arriving at Blue Springs State Park, a Fish and Wildlife officer was in the road, and cars were lined up on the dirt road leading to the launch at the end of French Ave. The officer told us the wait was ten minutes. I had my doubts, but got in line. I was right, the wait was not ten minutes, it was less. Monica got a rental kayak, and we were on the St Johns about 1:40.
|Great blue heron 2|
|Great egret 3|
I wanted to show my sister manatees in more places then the Spring Run. Any one can see them there. I have seen manatees many times in the water on the inner part of the island.
|Red shouldered hawk 8|