"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 28, 2014

April 27 - Lake George, FL

Juniper Creek - Anchorage

"Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream." ―John Lennon

We woke up to our fourth day of fog...but it lifted quickly and we really didn't have anywhere we needed to be. We did a little research on the springs that flow into Lake George. We knew we could get our dinghy into Sliver Glen and Salt Springs, but weren't sure if we could make it up to Juniper Springs. So our mission today was to explore the Juniper Creek and hopefully get to swim in the springs. This spring is one of the oldest and best known recreation areas on the East Coast and from the pictures I’ve seen it looks gorgeous. Unfortunately getting to the spring from Lake George proved to be impossible. We had fun exploring the creek, but it soon became too shallow for us to make it in our dinghy. This creek is very popular with airboats, which can slide over the grassy shallow spots...what a racket. With all the weekend noise and commotion we only spotted one alligator.

We spent the late afternoon and early evening trying to stay cool...summer arrived in central Florida today. We decided to anchor in Lake George, so we could take advantage of the breeze to keep us a little cooler...by sunset the temperature had dropped and the breeze had picked up a bit, making it much nicer to be at anchor. Tomorrow we'll go to Silver Glen Springs...being a Monday hopefully it won't be as crowded. We never looked forward to Mondays when we were working...since we started cruising we love them.

Our morning view of the St. John's River
A beautiful day on the river...but it was very busy. 
The Pearl anchored in Lake George
Juniper Creek 
A video clip of Juniper Creek

No comments:

Post a Comment