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Manatees at Homasassa

Posted by on January 4, 2010


I woke up this morning to some chilly weather. I had gone down in the 30’s during the evening but the sun was a bright as could be. In fact, it inspired me. I suggested to Robin that we take a day trip. We would drive up to Homasassa and visit the wildlife park there and check out the manatees. I figured since the weather had turned so cold in the Gulf that they would swim into the bay near Crystal River and then into the Homasassa river. So at 9:30 we had the cameras, the jackets and some lunch packed and hit the road. It was an hour and a half ride but we will be leaving the area in a few days and I wanted to get this viewing in despite the chill in the air. It was well worth the trip as we enjoyed the day immensely as you can see by the slide show. On the way back we stopped at a local Petsmart to pick up some Brutus food, and then dropped by Champion Trailers as the license plate for our trailer had come in.  Back at the RV, I helped in turning dirty laundry into some clean duds, and downloading todays photos. I want to thank all of you that voted for me in the Road Trip Journal survey. I didn’t win but the lady who did, Jo Wishnie of the traveling Wishnies are some great people so hooray for them. You’ll like their blog as well. I received several calls today for some workamper positons. We’ll have to return those tomorrow and tell you about which ones look viable. It continually amazes me in this economic downturn how we continually get offers to work on a weekly basis.  And I do hope you enjoyed the slideshow.

2 Responses to Manatees at Homasassa

  1. Debbie

    Another Gypsy Larry Adventure, amazing pictures, of things I’ll probably never see, only through your eyes! Looks like you had a wonderful daytrip, before heading for warmer pastures! How do you mange to be at the right place, always at the right time? Happy Trails to you both, and travel safely!

  2. larry

    I don’t know if its luck, being in the right place at the right time. Believe me, its a bit of work to do the research, think about the right time for lighting with the cameras, and weather had a lot to do with it. I knew it would be too cold in the Gulf for the manatees and knew they’d come in river.

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