Posts tagged: manatees

Say hello…

By , February 19, 2010 9:24 pm

…To my not-so-little friend!

Manatees at Salt Springs

Manatees at Salt Springs

We spent a good part of the week at Salt Springs Recreation Area campground in Salt Springs, Fl.  Today was our “check-out” day, but I managed to get some early morning time in the kayak and the manatees happened to be back. 

More later, but I just wanted to shoot out a quick update and let everyone know we’re still here.  Sorry for the time taken, but we had no signal out there and we really didn’t have anything important enough to make us hunt down some civilization. 🙂

A Day With Manatees

By , January 17, 2010 8:29 am

We went to Salt Springs Recreation Area on Thursday.  We’d heard from friends who are staying there that manatees are coming up into the springs, probably due to the recent cold weather (most Florida springs are 72 degrees, regardless of how cold it is everywhere else).  Our friends were also nice enough to lend us their kayaks.  It was even better that one of their neighbors lent his kayak so one of them could join us!  🙂

It didn’t take long for us to spot a manatee.  It took a bit longer to get decent video of one, but that’s mostly my fault… I hadn’t used the camera underwater before.  I also had to hold the camera with one hand and paddle the kayak with the other.  That’s a lot easier to explain than it is to do it. 😉

But, we did get a few minutes of decent footage of the manatees!  We also had a great time just paddling around with new friends.  We also went to the big Florida RV show in Tampa with them, but we’ll post separately about that later.

I’m not sure if the video shows up in RSS clients… if you don’t see it, you’ll have to go to our web site to check it out.  If you want to see the HD version (highly recommended) go check it out directly on YouTube and hit the HD button on the bottom of the player.  BTW… if anyone knows how to get the HD button to show up in my embedded version, leave me a note. 

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