Swimming in many of the numerous springs we passed was one of the joys of the trip. Here our leader, Greg, dives into the spring and swims under a submerged rock formation to emerge ten feet away. As the next photo shows, not all the springs appeared to be as inviting.
Despite the "green slime" I seem to be emerging from, Orange Grove Sink Spring (not far from Peacock Springs, where we also snorkeled) was an enjoyable snorkel locale as the water below the algae was clear and allowed vantage of the rock formations and vegetation. After our paddle down Ichetucknee Spring Run, six of us walked back upstream and swam the final two miles with PFDs and snorkels, enjoying the view from both water level and below the water.
Each river we paddled was magnificent and we enjoyed views like this every day.
Our entire group is pictured on the stairway to one of the four cabins we were housed in for the week at Suwannee River State Park. top to bottom: Alison and Leila, Joyce and Bob, Nancy L. and Nancy H., Mary, John and Judy, Chuck, John and Jan, Greg, and George
Our two leaders, Greg and Patrick, offer numerous trips through their adventure travel company, Adventures in Florida, and they were ably assisted by local guide and expert, Graham.