Dave's Yak Tales

Cedar Key Sunset

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Homosassa and Chassahowitzka

 On the Homasassa River, from the ramp next to MacRae's, at 8:30

 The Homosassa monkeys have not learned to swim. Yet.



Bald eagle

Homosassa Sperings State Park rehabilitates injiured manatees.  The gates keep them inside until ready to be released into the wild.  During cold snaps, the gates open for wild manatees seeking the warm spring water

Residential area springs

Back down the Homosassa

Halls River

Ever since seeing a manatee here, years ago, I thought this was Halls Spring.  During a paddle on May 12, 2018, I ended at a different spring. With a dock.
Down the Halls River

This stone house seems out of place in the Florida swamp

No wake, jerks.

Back to MacRae's
And, lunch at The Shed

Next stop, Homasassa Springs State Park

You can take a boat ride to get to the main part of the Park

Or, go by tractor powered tram.  Which I did on the way back

Homosassa Spring
Spring view from the Giant Fishbowl

Manatee skull

Not a manatee.  Hippo.   Lulu was allowed to stay when the State took over, and removed all the other non native creatures

Next stop, Chassahowitzka

Pie billed grebe

Baird Blue Spring
Blocked on the way to The Crack.  Having seen plenty of springs this day, I turned back.

Seven Sisters Springs

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