Tradition…, yes it applies to my time observing manatees in our lovely springs, especially on my Birthday!
Even though this last Bday on Feb 11th was unseasonably hot, we were still excited to see several manatees
I enjoyed Nikki’s company, so while waiting for glimpses of our sirenian friends, we took some pics in the lovely water of the springs.
I was supposed to augment my Bday with several dives around the Florida springs and even more manatees. Unfortunately, seven days before I was visited my Mr. Flu. Ugh! Fortunately I already had a flu shot as I do every year and I went to the Dr. immediately. Since I went as soon as I experienced symptoms the Tamiflu they gave me worked very well and I was diving the Rainbow River with friends five days later!
For those who have dove or snorkeled Rainbow River, remember this submerged palm trunk used to navigate by? Many years ago I did my scuba dive #3 here at Rainbow River and this trunk was in the exact same spot!
To top the special day off we went out to dinner at Thai Phoon in Crystal River. I love Thai! And I love having a sweet VIP, Isa, wishing me a Happy Birthday! Alex Mustard and daughter, Isa, Thai Phoon, Crystal River, Florida, Feb. 11 2018
So, yet another successful Birthday with manatees and friends! Thank you all my friends and to everyone who wished me well. It made the day special. And I didn’t let the flu get me, Yay!
It is unseasonably warm right now but as soon as things cool again a bit I’ll be back to check on the manatees in the mesmerizing springs.
Best to all of you, Carol