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Friday, March 27, 2015

In Search of Manatees

Aloha Everyone,

Manatees, sometime referred to as Sea Cows, are very large, aquatic marine mammals.

Since our first RV adventure to Florida last year May, I have been looking forward to seeing manatees in their natural habitat. This morning we stopped by the Manatee Spring State Park where we were told that you might see manatees swimming in the spring waters within the state park. Unfortunately, the RV park was full so J.J. and I moved on.  

Luck was on our side. Still driving on Highway 98 South, we saw road signs about Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. We read in a couple of the Florida tourism magazines that this is a place to see manatees. Across the street is a privately owned RV park. We decided to turn-in early.

Manatee Spring

Route to Homossasa Spring Wildlife State Park

It has stopped raining and hopefully tomorrow morning it will be dry enough to walk across the street and take a closer look at manatees.  

Aloha -- Cathi