Friday, December 9, 2016

12/9 to Astor, FL

We continued up the St. John's River.  But today was cold by Florida standards.  It was in the 40's overnight and low 50's most of the day.  The fly bridge is so nice, but it was chilly, so we put on our little space heater.  It warmed up nicely.  We have been amazed at the number of crab pots to dodge and it is so much easier to see them from the fly bridge.  I liked this river front home.
  Most of the day we were surrounded by the Ocala National Forest. 

The St. John's has a 12 mile lake in it, Lake George.  At the southern end, we were surprised to see that the channel was marked by fenders.  The owner of the Blackwater Inn showed me pictures of the Post Office and water tower that used to be just to the right of it.

After the lake, the St. John's narrows.  The water flowers encroached at the edges of the river and on the marker.

We stopped for the night in Astor at the Blackwater Inn that has several docks.  The Inn has this mural in the parking lot.

Tomorrow, we head up to Hontoon to the Hontoon State Park for a couple of days.

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