Thursday, January 14, 2010

Salty and Fresh Water

These pictures are from Thanksgiving '09 Florida excursion with my roommate

A fancy feathered fellow who was more than willing to pose!



We actually did not swim very long :) The water was quite cold and the beach was very windy - but it was fun to play in the waves for a little bit!
Wikiva Fresh Water Springs - Full of fascinating wildlife!
Countless water birds


Off to the mother spring of this pristine ecosystem. It was thrilling to snorkel downstream with the fish and turtles and underwater

This pic. is from the internet - but gives an idea of what it was like!
"Gushing from a cave at the rate of 26,000 gallons of water a minute, Rock Springs flows from the base of a 17-foot limestone cliff." Some incredible freshwater snorkeling!

Downstream Laziness

6 comments:

Christy Joy said...

I love that last picture :)

Alex said...

Looks like fun! I am looking forward to a similar trip over spring break for a biology class

Katalin said...

looks like just a glimpse of paradise! :D they're beautiful pictures!

Jackie said...

Beautiful pictures, Caitlin! It looks like you and Jen had a wonderful adventure :) I got your voice mail a few weeks back. I am planning on calling you back so we can catch up! It has been too long.

Caitlin said...

It was a wonderful blessing!

Christen said...

Yay! What fun. :D I'm super excited about snorkeling this summer!!!! Any tips? :D