Manatees.....

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-15-2015, 07:11 PM
DangeloInspections's Avatar
DangeloInspections DangeloInspections is offline
TOTV SPONSOR
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 679
Thanks: 10
Thanked 195 Times in 63 Posts
Default Manatees.....

Hello all. My wife and I spent a very nice afternoon today at Crystal River seeing the Manatees and also Monkey Island, etc. Here are a couple of pictures;

The Villages FloridaThe Villages Florida

We walked the boardwalk and I took these pics with my iphone. There were more Manatees than we could count. The water was so clear. To get there it takes lass than an hour from Brownwood, west on 44 to 19, then south on 19 for less than a mile. Very easy. Just thought I'd share these with you as many folks seem to look for quick and inexpensive things to do not too far from home.

Frank D.
__________________
Florida licensed Home Inspector #HI688. (352) 250-7818
  #2  
Old 02-15-2015, 07:43 PM
folkh folkh is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: PA, Village of Springdale
Posts: 248
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Frank, Thank You, it looks beautiful!!
  #3  
Old 02-15-2015, 07:56 PM
tomwed tomwed is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 9,980
Thanks: 0
Thanked 157 Times in 152 Posts
Default

Thank-you, Frank
I don't want to swim with them I just want to look at them and shoot pictures. Now I know I can.

ps
The last thing I need to improve my self-esteem is for a manatee to laugh at me while swimming next to them.
  #4  
Old 02-15-2015, 08:00 PM
Cisco Kid's Avatar
Cisco Kid Cisco Kid is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Monticello IL
Posts: 1,886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Frank what was the name of the place you went to / I see a Crytal river on the map. But what location when you get there.
Thanks.
__________________
My alarm doesn't have a snooze button. It has a paw.

Chloe
&
Lulu
  #5  
Old 02-15-2015, 08:05 PM
DangeloInspections's Avatar
DangeloInspections DangeloInspections is offline
TOTV SPONSOR
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 679
Thanks: 10
Thanked 195 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Tom....this area is Three Sisters. Their website is Three Sisters Springs Boardwalk Tour Crystal River Florida

It is right off 19, on the corner of 19 and Kings Bay Drive, less than a mile south of where 44 meets 19...can't miss it. The normal cost is $6.00...."Seniors" over 55 cost $5.00. Kids 10 and under are $4.00.

They drive you over there to the boardwalk, and you can stay there as long as you like. The bus ride is less than a mile. They then return you to the home base where you paid and parked your car. They say that the shuttle runs every 30 minutes, but today there were enough folks that it ran continuously...it was busy but not at all crowded....

I love doing things I could never do when I lived up North....
__________________
Florida licensed Home Inspector #HI688. (352) 250-7818
  #6  
Old 02-15-2015, 11:21 PM
chuckinca's Avatar
chuckinca chuckinca is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,907
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Last Weekend at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City (near Deland):
Attached Thumbnails
The Villages Florida: Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010125.JPG
Views:	240
Size:	924.2 KB
ID:	47700   The Villages Florida: Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010151.JPG
Views:	168
Size:	833.6 KB
ID:	47701   The Villages Florida: Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010159.JPG
Views:	248
Size:	1.20 MB
ID:	47702   The Villages Florida: Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010171.JPG
Views:	134
Size:	1.06 MB
ID:	47703  
__________________
Da Chicago So Side; The Village of Park Forest, IL; 3/7 Cav, 3rd Inf Div, Schweinfurt, Ger 65-66; MACV J12 Saigon 66-67; San Leandro, Hayward & Union City, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) GO DUBS ! (aka W's)
  #7  
Old 02-15-2015, 11:42 PM
Sweet Caroline Sweet Caroline is offline
Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

That looks like 3 Sisters Springs. And that is the only viewing boardwalk that I know about.
  #8  
Old 02-16-2015, 12:02 AM
pbkmaine's Avatar
pbkmaine pbkmaine is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

That's Blue Spring State Park all right. It has a boardwalk as well. We were there Friday, and the count was 242 manatees. Amazing.
  #9  
Old 02-16-2015, 05:58 AM
Greg Nelson's Avatar
Greg Nelson Greg Nelson is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 596
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

We went to Blue Springs in December. Over 300 manatees, one giving birth! January in Key Largo, our canal rental had almost daily manatees wanting a drink of hose water. A pup was feeding from the mothers nipple located under her front flipper!
  #10  
Old 02-16-2015, 08:12 AM
theorem painter's Avatar
theorem painter theorem painter is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tall Trees
Posts: 436
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DangeloInspections View Post

I love doing things I could never do when I lived up North....
Frank,

You sure wouldn't find manatees in Batavia. Bet you are glad you aren't there now!
__________________
Sally
******************************************
Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt
  #11  
Old 02-16-2015, 11:39 PM
Miles42 Miles42 is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lower Burrell, Pa. Fishers, IN.
Posts: 665
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you for sharing. It looks like a road ttrip in the not to distant future.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 PM.