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What to Expect on a Crystal River Manatee Tour

The warm spring-fed waters of the Crystal River are one of the best places in Florida to see manatees all year round. This is also the only area in the world that is licensed for interactive tours with manatees, which are an endangered species. 565 more words


Weeki Wachee River Adventure

Last January Geoff and I visited Weeki Wachee State Park with our newly gifted Florida State Park Pass.  We went to check out the kitschy Florida attraction which features “mermaids” that perform in the spring for guest to view in an underwater theater.   795 more words

Florida in All Its Sweltering Splendor

Prior to being faced with the concept of moving abroad and leaving home, I had never thought about the unique characteristics of Florida in the context of other places. 428 more words

Our "sea cow" pasture

Looking out the glass sliding door late on a recent Saturday afternoon, I saw this down the channel. I grabbed by camera and went running out the door to the dock. 217 more words

Florida Animals


Manatee mating is a clumsy affair.  The males don’t have thumbs. The females are too roly-poly for males to be able to grab them and hold them still with their flippers long enough to complete the act.  143 more words

6 Manatees That Are More Emotionally Available Than My Ex Boyfriend

Manatees – the beautiful, gentle giants from the sea. Allow these kind and gentle creatures to encourage you in a way that your trash ex could never. 135 more words



I took the boys to swim with the manatees on Friday down in Crystal River, Florida. I did it during a solo camping trip that I took a couple of years  before Thatcher was born and I’ve been looking forward to sharing the experience with them for several years now.   220 more words

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