Blue Springs Trip: Manatees Galore
fbrogers — Mon, 02/01/2010 - 11:48
Over my week-long mandatory vacation from the University, I decided to take a jaunt to the Blue Springs State Park to check out the seasonal manatees. We arrived a little later than I wanted (around 10:30am) and the line to enter the park was at least 20 cars long. Lesson to the manatee-watcher: come early. All state parks open at 8am, and many times I've gone at 7:30am only to find a small line of cars eagerly awaiting the park to open. We eventually got inside and parked.
I noticed many foreigners at the park, but don't take that as a negative; it was simply surprising to hear so many European languages in a small state park. I suppose many vacation around Christmas.
Anyway, the manatees were great once again, and I was able to get a much better shot of the spring mouth in the later noon sun. Can't wait to go back for a swim come March!
Note: Blue Springs closes their swimming access from November 15th to March 1 to protect the manatees.