Friday, January 4, 2013

Peace River


This camp ground is on the Peace River. We would have called this a creek when I was a kid. The water is brown and fast flowing looks like it is flowing at about 3-4 mph.  The brownish color of the water comes from Tannic acid, decaying trees and leaves in the swamps. The swamp is the head waters of the Peace, Hillsborough, and Withlacoochee rivers. The water is good just stained like tea.


You can see the tea colored water contrasted by the white sand at the bottom of the river. I love those tall Palms, It is hard to imagine they stand up to hurricane winds.


Looking back  at a campsite thru a palm hammock.


(along with the squirrels and birds we spotted this lone fisherman.)

Of course there are alligators along the river, we did not see any yet, but we know they are there. In Florida, any pond, river, creek or lake is subject to have alligators and snakes around.


Our camp site for a couple weeks. We really like it here. a great place to walk.


This is abut 100 yds from our site and is a Canoe launch. Also the start of the nature trail that goes by the two trees on the left. Shown below.


More as the week progresses, we hope.

Thanks for coming by the log.

Nite Shipslog


I just had to show my friend Lucy’s advice in dog language:

ADvice from Lucy and paula and shiela and jackie and  elizabeth and glenda ans sherry and shirl not jean

DO NOT cursor over to get the name of the photo!


Continuing the theme of Service stations:


This was evidently a GM day!


Paula said...

We went to Choke Canyon south of here one day and there are warning signs about alligators being in that park. As many times as we've been there we have never seen even one.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It does look peaceful on Peace River. What a nice place you have picked to stay awhile. Hopefully you won't bee seeing any alligators there. The sun is shinning here today and we've got up to 29. Where the thermometer is on the fence post outside it is warmer saying it is 41, but that is only because the sun is shinning on it right now. Hope you and Sherry have a fantastic Friday!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Watch out for those sneaky gators that hide in the tall grass...!!

Helen said...

I agree with you. It does look like a creek. I don't think I would like to get in it in a canoe because of the gators.

Anonymous said...

What joy to see such environment ! Thank you for the journey. Please have you all a wonderful weekend.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» is enjoying the service station photos.
1957 Buick
1958 Chevy
1957 Pontiac
1960 Comet ('61?)
...can't see enough of the one in the background to identify it.

Louis la Vache said...

oh...there's more:
1956 Chevy
1961 Tempest
«Louis» thinks the car behind the Comet is a '54 Ford but can't tell for sure. The other car is probably a '52 Pontiac.

Jackie said...

Your campground looks like a piece of heaven, to me. What a wonderful place. I, too, love the palms...and love the differences in them.
Continued happiness to you both!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks like a great place to stop for awhile. I know you will enjoy it. I do have to say - that cartoon - just has me rolling on the floor laughing. So true!

Louis la Vache said...

...ol' «Louis» looked again and spotted another one he missed the first two times: there's a '61 Ford in there, too!

shirl72 said...

Looks like you picked a good place
to park. I also tried to name
the cars at the service station but only got a few. Leave it to
Louis he knows them all..hee hee

betty said...

LOL on the sign about why women are crazy :)

Looks like a great place to "put down roots" for the next few weeks!


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Woody said...

We spent one winter in the Peace River Mobile Home Park off Highway 17, (Duncan Road) outside of Punta Gorda, it was at 29208 Snook Circle, we even thought of staying there and bought a 1955 10 X 50 Mobile Home, beautiful shape, out lot had a garden and the trailer had a nice 10 X 30 patio, we had a neighbow who took us fishing everyday, we loved Sugar Trout, Salt water cats, & Fresh water Cats, we left there and sold the trailer for just what we paid for itto a young couple who didn't have much and we came back to New York.
Enjoy your stay there on the Peace River, Hoping 2013 is another Great Year for you 2 and your Family !