An hour and a half north of here, near Apopka is Wekiwa Springs State Park. A natural spring fed river flows crystal clear and calling to me. March 4th was to be a hot 80'+ sunny day and we were going to take advantage of it. We loaded up our kayaks and also loaded up John and Judy in to Big Mo and headed north.
Where the spring opens up the area has been made into a beautiful swimming spot. You can see the water bubbling up from the underground spring and there were guys trying to dive down into the mouth of the spring opening. The force of the water flowing is so strong that it would just pop them back up. The water rises at 74' all year round. A beautiful spot.
John and Judy rented a couple of kayaks and we carried ours down to the river and hit the water. What a great day to be paddling! I love the reflections of all the colors in these clear waters.
We paddled up the Wekiva River for a couple of hours (not sure why the river and park are spelt differently??) on our way back down we corralled our kayaks on the water to eat our picnic lunch.
Lots of wildlife to be seen.
This fellow let me get within a foot of him to take his picture. I could almost reach out and touchhim.