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Published: February 6th 2019
blog 02-05-19 Wekewa Springs
My how the time did fly. I can't believe I'm so far behind on the blog.
Ginnie and I spent the last few days visiting friends, flea shopping in the campground, watching the gopher tortoises, and going out to dinner and lunch. On Saturday night it was finally warm enough to go to the lake to watch the fireworks at Disney. They are fired off every night at 8 pm this time of year and last a good 20 min. There were several other people that came to watch and we all oood and ahaaad with the best. pictures.
Sunday it was time for me to move on to a state park about an hour from here and I had to leave Thousand Trails by 11 am. Ginnie came to help and in the nick of time I left the park and headed north and east.
I am now settled in to Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka where there is lots of vegetation around the campsites and critters crawling and flying around the park. I spent the rest of the day walking Watson and relaxing in my chair and reading my book,
it was delightful.
Monday started with fog and cool temperatures but then it cleared and warmed up and we walked and I headed to the spring to see what the story was about renting a kayak. I took some pictures then found the grocery store to get a few things.
Tuesday Watson had a play date with Alfie at PEAR Park about 40 min from here. They have 4 fenced in areas for dogs to run off leash so you can choose one for your dogs size. There was an empty one so we took the dogs there and they ran and played til they were exhausted. pictures.
Ginnie and I brought a sandwich so we had a picnic in a nice pavilian we found while the dogs lay there catching their breath. We watched little yellow warblers flying around, a red shoulder hawk and lots of geckos.
It was so warm I could drive with the top down all the way home, delightful.
After dropping Watson off I changed into my bathing suit and headed for the spring. The water is about 72 degrees year round but it felt cooler then that. After the
shock, I took the plunge and found myself swimming with the fishes. I swam over to the hole where the water spews out of the ground. It was slow getting there and I realized I was swimming against a bit of a current. After getting to the hole I floated on my back and was drifting back to my entrance point in no time. Fun to lay there, looking up, and seeing the clouds and branches of the live oaks. The water is beautifully clear and about 5 feet deep with small minnow like fish and some larger bat fin catfish. There were kids snorkeling and playing around marveling at what they were seeing.
When I got home Watson and I sat outside and enjoyed the warm temps. It was very relaxing.
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