Another absolutely awesome day paddling on the springs section of the Suwannee River between Hal Adams and Ft Mccomb boat ramps with a group from the Florida Trail Association. We played at Telford Spring, Running Spring, Peacock Slough River Camp, the old Drew Bridge, had lunch at Bathtub Spring, then finished off swimming and wading at Royal Spring. The weather was perfect as was the company.
First stop – Telford Spring
A view up the Suwannee from the sand bank at Telford Spring.
Approaching to old Drew Bridge.
Enjoying lunch at Bathtub Spring.
Royal Spring – a perfect place to wade and swim
Looking down into Royal Spring from the boardwalk
Another wonderful day in paradise paddling the Suwannee River. We did the 11+ miles between Hal Adams Ramp and Ft McComb ramp north of Branford which 3 of our 5 paddlers had never paddled before. We selected this section because there are a number of springs along the route for cooling off. The sturgeon were really jumping, but I never seem to have my camera pointed in the right direction to get a photo – they kind of erupt from the water without warning. Other than the sturgeon and a sleepy Brown Water Snake we didn’t see a lot of wildlife, so today you get mostly springs pictures.
The Old Drew Bridge. This pic gives you a goo idea of just how big it is.
The Old Drew Bridge
Bathtub Spring is COOOOLD
Bathtub Spring – our favorite lunch spot
Bathtub Spring run
Friend or Foe? Friend! Non-poisonous Brown Water Snake
Convict Spring run