While in Cedar Key, I didn’t actually stay on the island. I stayed at Cedar Key RV Resort. It had paved sites, which was great because they had a huge ant problem. Lots of ants, not huge ants!!
While there, I visited the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge several times. One day I visited Shirred Island. It was a great bird watching location. I met a few people who were bird watching and learned a couple of new birds. A nice beach too--
One of my favorite day trips was to Manatee Springs State Park. There is a boardwalk that leads to the area where the Manatee’s had been spotted recently. The view from the boardwalk was great.
The Manatees -
OK, I didn’t take the above picture. Actually I did, but it is part of a sign about the manatees.
While it is a bit hard to see, there are at least 5 manatees in the picture above. At this time, there were about 9 manatees in the area. Many of my pictures just look like water. Depending on the sun, waves… the view was not always that good. Below are 3 manatees-
There were a lot of vultures at the park. They seemed to pose for the people with cameras.
If there during warmer weather, I could have gone into Manatee Springs, but it was a bit cool for that.
From 50 – 150 million gallons of water flows from the springs each day.
From Cedar Key, I headed to Saint George State Park. This is one of my favorite state parks.