Who cares about Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions about the coming of spring when you live in Florida?
On the first day of February we launched the boat at Pete’s Peir and then spent the day on the water. We started the morning playing hide and seek with the fish. The fish won.
Then we played a little Marco Polo with the dolphin as they would surface and hiss before disappearing.
Next, we played Peek-a-boo with the manatee as they’d quickly peek their snouts above the water but then slide beneath the surface before I could snap a satisfactory picture.
Finally, we quit playing games and headed to Three Sisters Spring where we knew we’d find manatee we could photograph.
And we weren’t disappointed. Dozens of the swimming potatoes were moving out of the spring in the warm weather to feed before the next cold front chases them back to their warm, protected hideaway.
The spring area also housed numerous manatee in the roped off portion of the river. A river congested with swimmers, boaters, photographers and people kayaking.
Only in Florida is it possible to enjoy what those living in other states would consider summer fun in February.
Daycation: Crystal River