Sunday, January 22, 2012

Manatees

We went to Crystal River this weekend to do a little fishing and see the manatees.  Every November the manatees swim south for the winter and call the warm waters of the Florida coast home.  Swarms of people flocked to the water to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants.  The manatee did not disappoint. 






It was so warm and the kids wanted to swim so badly. 
 Brady (my nephew) got brave and stripped down
to his underwear to jump in.  It didn't last long for him!  

National Geographic was here taking pics for a special!



Everyone was excited to see the Manatees!  Even this cute dog!

The manatee is docile, curious and friendly. 
 This one came up to our boat Saturday and stayed with us all the way up the canal. 
He loved our trolling motor!

Click here to read about Three Sisters Spring. 
 Citrus County and the city of Crystal River have saved this amazing habit for the manatees.  

7 comments:

SavannahGranny said...

Lacy, Thanks for sharing this amazing adventure. I have often read about the manatees and occasionally we will have a sighting near us. It must have been wonderful to have experienced it first hand.
Have a great week,
Blessings, Ginger

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Wow, this is incredible -- what a cool thing to see!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Wow, this is incredible -- what a cool thing to see!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Heather said...

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Heather said...

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Sweetladyelaine said...

What an adventure! It looks like you had a blast! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

Florida Beach Chic said...

Love My Sea Cows! such gentle souls! Great Post!