Wakulla Springs, Wakulla County

Water the color of coffee that has been left in the office coffee pot all day, but not at all surprising considering the rain that has been falling on the Florida Panhandle.

This is the only time I have ever been to Wakulla and not had crystal clear water in the shallow areas around the margins of the spring basin and down the run into the river and wildlife preserve.

I did get to see two manatees while on the boat tour. Boat skipper Kat (Cat?) gave by far the best tour I have had on many visits to Wakulla. There were of course lots of small alligators and water birds in and around the spring, and it was lovely despite the lack of clear water. I did not see Joe Jr. on this visit.