Saturday, July 10, 2010

Salt Springs

Been away for a short break in the Ocala National Forest to a campground at Salt Springs. Such a beautiful and peaceful place. We were bathing in these springs where the water is a constant 72 degrees farenheit, crystal clear as you can see from the photo. We swam with a family of otters and mullet that must have been about 24 inches long. There are nine springs that rise in these waters and you can try to dive down into the caves where the water rises but the flow is so great that you can't go very far down before it pushes you back to the surface. Campsite was nearly empty when we got there. Lots of shade provided by big oak trees decorated with spanish moss. We went down some forest roads and saw tracks of deer and bear. Black bear lives in this forest so all food has to be locked away at all times. If you get a chance to visit this area do go it is a very pretty forest. Very little if any phone signal though and certainly no 3G. Which was great made us focus on the locality and resting rather than technology.

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