Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ocala National Forest

Today was beautiful. Hardly a cloud in the sky and mid-seventies.

We headed for Ocala National Forest which is about 80 miles north of Orlando. It took us a couple of hours to get there and we arrived around 1pm.

The forest is huge and is bisected by Highway 40 so we drove along this road for a couple of hours, stopping off at places of interest. The forest is famous for its natural springs and we stopped at Juniper Springs to have a look.

It was beautiful and we stayed there for a few hours.

The springs were disappointingly small but the park itself was outstanding.

If you keep going along Highway 40 you come to Daytona Beach, which is the way we came home. We didn't stop at Daytona but headed south to Cocoa Beach were we stopped for dinner. By the time we got there the Sun was going down, but it looked nice.

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