When S and I were in Florida last month, one of the first places we visited was the Blue Spring State Park to go see the manatees.
Past experiences have taught us not believe everything we hear or read about tourist attractions, so we went there expecting not to see much at all. It was a warm sunny day so we were thinking of taking a stroll around the park anyway. Then we arrived at the park and were both mind-blown at how nice this place was. Located just a few metres away from the car park was this; a little sanctuary.
When we followed the wooden walkway lined with spanish moss plants, we found these giant blobs hanging in the water. MANATEES!
Some just hovered around in one place and others swam around very elegantly like Japanese Koi fishes, then there were these two.
They came up to the surface to say hi a few times, then bumped into each other like two very clumsy hippopotamus’ too tired to swim.
Plus, we spotted these guys just chilling on the other side of the bank.
Pretty amazing, no? For only $6 (1x car; 2 people), we saw an alligator, turtles, and a lot of manatees at the Blue Spring State Park. If you’re in Florida, this place is worth visiting!