Yesterday, Libby and I did some touring of the surrounding areas.
- Central Florida is a jewel.
- Ocala National Forest is a jewel. I think we'll do a lot more exploring there in the next few months.
- Most of the 200 mile trip, was on rural or wilderness roads. The amount of non-swamp wilderness areas in Central Florida are mind boggling. Unlike the vast stretches in the West, this land has lots of fresh water available.
- Large scale agriculture here is also impressive. It reminds us of California's Central Valley.
- We also passed through Palatka and Deland, FL. Both of those are urban as heck, resembling the overcrowded coastal cities.
- Our "goal" for the day was Blue Springs State Park. We are very glad we went there. There were 101 manatees there yesterday. I think our friends Jeff & Wendy brought their Westsail 32 up there one year. That would be a marvelous adventure for Tarwathie if only we could get under one 45 foot bridge.
- Below are some pictures from the park.