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Suwannee River – October 10, 2015

Lovely day paddling yesterday with the Florida Trail Association on the Suwannee River. We did the 12 mile section on the middle Suwannee between Hal Adams and Ft Macomb boat ramps where there are with lots of interesting little springs to explore.  The weather was perfect – sunny, cool with a little breeze.  There are just so many beautiful places to visit in north Florida by boat.

My favorite Suwannee spring is on this section – Bathtub Spring.  When the water is low it is quite a scramble from the river over the lime rocks, but it is a perfect swimming hole and lunch spot so it’s well worth the effort.

Root systems create a fairy tale vision. No trolls hiding in the myriad of twists, but turtles,small gators, nutria, otters, ...

Root systems create a fairy tale vision. No trolls hiding in the myriad of twists, but turtles,small gators, nutria, otters, …

Typical scenery along this section on the middle Suwannee. Low limestone rock formations, trees with eroded roots overhanging the banks.

Typical scenery along this section on the middle Suwannee. Low limestone rock formations, trees with eroded roots overhanging the banks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Telford Spring we just had to try out the rope swing

At Telford Spring we just had to try out the rope swing

Old Drew Bridge. When the railroad was abandoned in 1920, they left the Drew swing bridge in the river in an open position.

Old Drew Bridge. When the railroad was abandoned in 1920, they left the Drew swing bridge in the river in an open position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kids (young and old) had fun at Bathtub Spring

The kids (young and old) had fun at Bathtub Spring

Royal Springs - a perfect place to swim or wade on a warm afternoon.

Royal Springs – a perfect place to swim or wade on a warm afternoon.