Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lost River Cruise - Silver Springs Park

38 comments:

JM said...

Now, that's my kind of cruise! I would simply love to be there!

Ming said...

This is a lovely photo. Very calm & relax cruise.

Marie-Noyale said...

As Jack Nicholson would say...
"Just lay back and enjoy the ride"!!!!
in a proper way!

Lee Spangler said...

Is this one of those famous Southern swamp tours? Gators and garfish to be seen? I'm never tired of such excursions. Thanks for reminding me.

Memphis MOJO said...

Is that you driving the boat? If so, who took the photo, Lois Ann?

Seriously, nice, relaxed photo.

magiceye said...

idyllic

Olivier said...

une petite ballade sur les etangs, j'aimerais bien

Bibi said...

This for me would be definitely FUN. Sign me up.

Vogon Poet said...

I'd really like a cruise like this, but after all these posts about gators I will not go unarmed!

Bergson said...

I think of Forest gump when he buys fishing boat

Paula said...

Like a movie.

Kcalpesh said...

Everyone seems so relaxed! Nice photo! What are the people up to? Is it just an exploration or they are travelling from one place to another?

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Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

That's nice. I bet Silver Springs Park is perfect for an exotic excursion.

brattcat said...

Looks as if you've got a bit of autumn color there, too. This image is so rich with sensory clues. It's easy to imagine being there. Thank you.

Cezar and Léia said...

In this type of boat we can also see the bottom of the water through a pane of glass on the floor of the boat?
Beautiful shot! :)
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

I am ready for a cruise--big or small. are there gators out there? MB

Hilda said...

Very charming boat! I think I rode a similar one in Tokyo's Disney Sea. ;)

Looks like a leisurely cruise. If it's educational too, I'm definitely in!

Jacob said...

@ Leia - Yup!

Jacob said...

@ Small City Scenes: re alligators - you betcha!

Jacob said...

@ Kcalpesh - This is one of three river cruises in the park. On this one, you will often see monkeys, alligators, all kinds of birds, turtles, etc. Also, there are replicas of an Indian village and a White settlement from the 1800s along with a replica of Fort King.

There are also replicas of boats that plied the river in the 1800s.

It takes about 25 minutes...is very pleasant and gives you the feeling of being lost in time.

Daryl said...

It apparently is no longer lost ..

Lois said...

What a beautiful place!

jusdealem said...

Only 25 minutes? I would have to do it twice! Looks very relaxing.

Jarart said...

That takes me back in time! I'm surprised there aren't more people on the boat. It seems that there are crowds everywhere these days.

Prospero said...

I wonder if this photo was in the US.

Jacob said...

@ Prospero - Silver Spring Park is less than three miles from our house...

Jacob said...

@ Jarat - Years ago, the park was jammed most of the time. But Disney gets most visitors these days. Recently, a new group bought the park and closed it down for several days a week. There are still quite a few people on the weekends, though.

Jacob said...

@ Memphis Mojo - There are at least two boats that take this cruise...we were waiting on the dock. The captain of this boat, like most of the captains at Silver Springs, has been working there for many years!

Ilse said...

So tropical. And all that here in the good ol' U.S. of A.

cieldequimper said...

Alligators don't jump, right?

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - regarding alligators jumping...well...actually they lunge. And they can ran very fast. I haven't seem many in the water there; most are sunning themselves on the banks.

Tricia said...

Now this pic reminds me of when my grandparents took me to Cypress Gardens in 1982 in Florida & we took a ride in a glass bottom boat... I was 12 & it was very exciting - SO COOL!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ah, wish I were there! It looks SO relaxing!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This looks like a ton of fun. No mosquitoes in Florida, right?

Gunn White said...

What a nice place to be!:-)

Jacob said...

@ EG - You know, we have lots of mosquitos in Florida although where we live they spray diligently, so aren't bothered much.

And I have never been bitten by a mosquito in all the many times we've been on these river cruises.

Don't really know why.

Jacob said...

@ Tricia - My goodness, you're just a kid! :-)

The last we heard, Cypress Gardens has been sold (again) and is now closed. Very sad! Do you remember the water skiers?

BeachILike said...

It is look like you're exploring the jungle and river, see! you even have your US flag too.

Make me think of movie Anaconda played by Jenifer Lopez years ago.

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