Florida is the home of many giant springs. I imagine Silver springs is the most well known. We are At Blue Springs, the difference here is this water actually comes out of the ground a pretty blue color, not a reflection of the sky.
The three shots above are the actual head waters. She flows at over a million gallons a day. It always amazes me to stand here and realize that is an immediate river.
The above three pictures are about fifty yards below the head waters. Where the swimmer is you can see the bottom and see how clear the water is.
I love the eerie feeling here sometime, so eerie it is pretty.
This is the Thursby house built in the 1800 by the former owner of the springs.
This is the nice board walk (1/5th mile of it) that runs along the Blue Springs Stream. A great walk.
We did not see a Manatee yet. This is the month they migrate to the warm waters (72degrees for water is NOT warm! but they think it is) of the spring.
We did see giant Tarpons and many large Florida Gar fish.
This is a great park, nice to live here for a few days.
Thanks for coming with us.
Yes, there are Alligators here, and yes the guy was swimming here, it says ‘Swim at your own risk.
The manatee the gentle giant is so ugly they are pretty. They don’t worry about the Alligators either.
And I ask, WHERE DOES ALL THIS WATER COME FROM ANYWAY? The sign says from 50 miles away, I will let you know if I find out more.