Not too cold here in Florida!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with CastNet Realty TREC#263257

There is a special place located just a short drive from New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  It is Blue Spring Park and the there is a huge spring located here with water flowing out a warm 72 degrees even in winter.  Manatees love it here and come from the rivers and bays to winter here in the warm clear water.                                               

 

There is also an abundance of fish.  Lots of different kinds and too numerous to count.  It is a beautiful place with large trees covered in Spanish moss.  It is a tropical garden paradise.

       

Many of the manatees come here when they have been injured by boat propellers.  They are kin to the elephant family and can weigh a ton or more.  There are hundreds of them in this little space.  Just a few yards away is the St Johns River where the water temperature can be a low 60 degrees.  This is too cold for the manatees and they cannot survive in water this cold.  

 

If you get to Florida where the temperature today is a balmy 80 degrees, go to see the manatees.  You will thoroughly enjoy the visit.     

 

RICKI EICHLER REAL ESTATE                                    

2916 Memorial Blvd

Kerrville, TX  78028

(830)257-2520

www.reretx.com

 

Comments (7)

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
72 degrees sounds like a heat wave compared to the temp in the 20s here in Dallas today. Blue Spring Park looks lovely.
Dec 07, 2013 04:46 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Ricki

Ricki my AR friend, you sure are right about folks will enjoy visiting the Blue Spring Park and its inhabitants! Sure sounds like you are enjoying being in Florida. Those sure are mighty nice looking photo shots for folks to enjoy sitting eyes upon!

Happiness sure is Homemade
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Dec 07, 2013 07:54 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

My Dad's house is on the St. John's River, about an hour from Blue Springs.  I haven't been there in a long time; it is a beautiful place.  Thanks for the pictures.

 

Dec 07, 2013 01:49 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Lorrie, Yes, wish I was still there :)

Hi Dale,  It is a beautiful place.  Very lovely!

Hi Fred,  Worth going back to enjoy many times.

Dec 07, 2013 10:53 PM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Ricki:

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dec 20, 2013 11:30 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I wouldn't mind floating in the water with those big animals. Can you get into the water them.... what I mean are they safe to swim within the same waters?

Dec 25, 2013 11:32 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

They are very docile but they also weigh about 2,000 pounds.  They are slow to move and many get hit by boat propellers every year because they cannot move fast enough. I don't know about swimming with them. :)

Dec 25, 2013 10:01 PM