Sunday, July 16, 2017

Eileen's Random Travels


A Photoblog post of my random travels.


"Adventure is worthwhile." unknown

Hubby and I managed to visit a lot of Florida's state parks, on this day we went to Blue Spring State Park. This park is  known for manatee sightings from November to March. We saw a few manatees, enjoyed the clear water and some cormorants and turtles sunning themselves with a few turtles. 
The water is so clear you can see the fishing swimming around.


A few Cormorants



A  Manatee


Turtle sunning





The trail



Not sure what this fish is but it was big. Edit: per Dee these fish are called Gar, or Alligator Gar.









I am sharing some of my random travel photos, this is not only for my followers but more of a reminder for me and my hubby of where we have been and what we have seen over the years. All good memories for us, I hope you enjoy too.


" We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone." unknown


I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

16 comments:

  1. every time we went from here to Daytona Beach, which was twice a year for many years, I would ask bob to stop and visit this spring, no on that so have never seen it until now. he only does beaches, no parks

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    1. It is a pretty spring, the water color is gorgeous. It is a shame Bob does not do parks. Florida has so many wonderful state parks.

      Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Sunday!

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  2. The fish that you did not recognize is a gar ... most likely an alligator gar. They are plentiful at Blue Springs.

    That's one of my favorite parks in Florida.

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    1. Hello Dee, thank for the fish identification. I think we did see a lot of these fish at the Blue Springs.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Have a happy Sunday!

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  3. You make me wish I'd been taking more photos when I was in Florida. I almost spent a summer there, but oh well. I love manatees and was struck by the marks left from boaters and jet skis.

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    1. Hello Jeanna, thanks so much for your comment and visit. I wish the boater would be more careful around the manatees. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  4. Delightful pictures, looks like a great place. You are both lucky to be able to tour parks in Florida!

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    1. Hello Karen, thanks so much for the visit and comment. Yes, hubby and I were lucky to spend those 5 months in Florida. Now we are wondering what to do this winter, most likely stay in Maryland. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  5. Wonderful it is to find a lovely nature site . . .
    I'd say . . . perfect!

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    1. Hello, thanks Lynne! Hubby and I do love the outdoors and nature. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  6. i love seeing the manatees ... guess 'cause they are not the normal critter to see ... so fun! love it. such cutie. hope you are well this week. take care. stay cool in so many ways than just being cool. ha. ha! ( ;

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    1. Hello Beth, I am sure you would love to kayak with the Manatees in Florida. They seem to be gentle and calm critters. Thanks so much for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello, thanks so much. I appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  8. Barbara Manatee! (If you have not heard this song, def look it up!)

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    1. Hello, Sandi! I will look up this song. Thanks for visiting and for the comment. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

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