Rest Day at Wakulla Springs and beyond

While not on the glass bottom boat, we still took our boat ride around the Wakulla Springs and Wakulla River (referred to as the wildest river in Florida).  I apologize for not knowing the names of all these birds but their beauty needs posting.

Anhinga
Anhinga
Ibis
Ibis
Egret
Egret
Blue heron
Blue heron

Water Creatures

Turtles
Turtles
Gator in the weeds
Gator in the weeds
Gator on the log
Gator on the log
Gator in the water
Gator in the water
The boats at Wakulla Springs
The boats at Wakulla Springs

After the boat ride, Bill and I were able to cycle to St. Marks on the St. Marks Historical Railroad State Trail, a beautiful rails-to-trails and the first one  in Florida. It runs from Tallahassee to St. Marks and is on the railbed of the longest operating rail-line in Florida, which ceased operation in 1983 after 146 years.

Nice to get a bike ride in on our rest day
Nice to get a bike ride in on our rest day

When we arrived in St. Marks, we continued to cycle around the few blocks of the riverside town. We chose Cooter Stew Cafe for our lunch break, where Bill enjoyed a fish sandwich. When in Florida, eat fish!

Cooter Stew Cafe
Cooter Stew Cafe

After lunch we cycled back to the lodge and I hiked down the Wakulla Springs trail hoping not to run into any gators.

Wakulla Springs Trail
Wakulla Springs Trail
Wakulla Springs Trail
Wakulla Springs Trail

Tomorrow, it’s back to driving the Sag Wagon for the GGJV – but today it was nice to have a break.