Everyone was up fairly early and we had a good start for Blue Springs.
Once we reached Blue Springs, we anchored just off shore where all the pontoon boats beach and used the dingys to go ashore.
The Manatees were in….
We hiked the boardwalk to the spring boil. It’s a beautiful walk and follows the run so you can see the Manatees.
This Mother and her calf made a leisurely trip down the run. You can see a set of prop scars on the mother.
On our way back to the boats, we rowed down the river to the spring entrance where the Manatees travel to get into the springs. Carole and Ed had one come right up to their dingy and look them over.
We headed back N to Hontoon Island so we could take on some water. Our tank was getting low. Once filled we went around to the back side of Hontoon Island and followed the Hontoon Dead River ( G53). We found a nice spot to anchor and were invited over to Southern Cross for h’orderves and a glass of wine before supper.
What a nice way to end another beautiful day on the river.