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Sunday, February 28, 2016

O'Leno State Park, Florida

One of the places I find inspiring
The Santa Fe River flows under a suspension bridge
Cypress Trees are along the banks of the river

Don't miss the reflection of the bridge in the water!
This lovely quiet river surprises everyone by completely disappearing a half mile downstream, into a "sink."  It comes out later and continues on it's way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Multiple turtles rest on a log in the Santa Fe River Sink, surrounded by green duckweed.
Turtles on logs above the sink

If you go upstream from the bridge, you can canoe along the slow moving river.  And in summertime there's a swimming area as well, if you don't mind a bit of tannin in the water.

The last time I visited the park, I stayed overnight and attended a workshop during the winter-time.  There are little cabins available for that, as well as a large meeting hall.

Today's quote:

Laughing is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge

1 comment:

  1. Makes me a tad homesick, It looks like the Florida of my youth.


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