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Weeki Wachee, Cool Clear Water

May 30, 2012

I was so fortunate to spend the month of March in this lovely cottage. This hideaway on Hushpuppy Lane was the perfect location for those looking for many things to do all with in 10 miles. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped, it even had an ice machine to fill your cooler. We fished, saw manatee, turtles, herons and ibis all on the floating dock in the backyard. It was so easy to drop the canoe in that we paddled either out toward the gulf or upstream toward the spring twice per day. The water of the Weeki Wachee is crystal clear and a perfect 72 degrees. We loved swimming in the spring water it made our skin feel so soft and clean. As we paddled we had so many close encounters with wildlife everyday was a new adventure. We swam with the manatee, saw otters, and saw gar as large as our paddles. The schools of mullet were bountiful, we were entertained by their leaps that seemed simply for the joy of it. We enjoyed all of the near by parks, we visited 8 all with in 10 miles. We know why they call this the Nature Coast. The cottage is nicer than the photos reflect, we would return again and again. I would recommend this rental to those who enjoy, swimming, hiking, boating, fishing, seeing wildlife, photography, paddling, diving and adventure. Shopping was convenient. Inexpensive and pleasant restaurants near by. The owner was pleasant and helpful. The neighbors were friendly and quiet.

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Waterfront Home on the Beautiful Weeki Wachee

 Florida Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 261673

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Location: Weeki Wachee, Florida Central West, Florida, USA (Just an Hour North of Tampa)

Accommodations:  House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

This is the perfect spot for the fishing enthusiast or just to sit back and relax, you have found the right place! The house, right on the water, is on one level with no stairs to climb. Just an hour north of Tampa and St. Petersburg and minutes from Hernando Beach, restaurants, and shopping, this vacation rental is secluded but convenient. Only 20 minutes by boat to the Gulf of Mexico down the winding waters of the beautiful Weeki Wachee River. A jon boat and two (2) canoes are available for guest’s use at no additional charge. Our home is just minutes from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.


Who are the Menehune?

November 21, 2009

the sun creeps low in the sky

They are magical little people like elves, pixies and leprechauns.  Many large and ancient structures all over Kauai, fishponds, temples and immense  water carrying systems are attributed to their skills and labor.  The magical feat is these things were all built overnight.  I keep looking for Menehune.  It’s told that the 1820 census listed 65  self identified Menehune living in the Wainiha Valley. We enjoyed our joy ride through the mountains and valleys, taking in lovely vistas and many beautiful home sites and worked up an appetite for our next stop.

Is this where the Menehune buy their food?

Mexican food for lunch.  This place was recommended by our golf partners from just the day before.  La Bamba, was also rated best Mexican food on the island for the last 8 years by the Garden Island News.  Near Sears at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue. The decor is very casual, but clean. The staff  had a watchful eye for water refills.  The menu was pretty standard for simple Mexican, our lunch was under $20.00 with a on the rocks margarita, no salt please.  Sorry to say I probably would have been just as happy at Taco Bell, sans margarita.

half sun

sunset over west Kauai, as usual we ended our day at the beach, ahhhh

the last bit of sun, ice cold beer, great company, crashing surf, at peace in beautiful Kauai, great end to another perfect day.......