Monday, May 4, 2009
Out in Crystal River
Today we had an outing on the waters of Crystal River and Kings Bay. We were actually looking for a manatee or two, but found none. We even tried Three Sisters Spring and were skunked there. Two Kayakers coming out of the spring reported nothing there. We motored around to The King Spring, the largest of many in the Crystal River Head springs and then went over to Hunter's Spring. There was a lot of activity of the human variety as so many were enjoying the perfect springtime weather.
We did see one large alligator as we were leaving the launching area, a beauty about nine feet long, and we were able to get rather close before he quietly and slowly submerged.
These are pictures of Paula Patterson, Helen, the alligator and another of Paula with her husband, Carlos.