The descriptions of this area all describe it as old Florida and I concur. (Although only in my imagination do I have any idea what Florida looked like years ago!)
This post is just about the river.
The river runs from Orlando to Jacksonville and has several lakes here and there. This particular part is brackish water, (rusty - brown,) but many of the lakes are crystal clear.
The countryside on the east bank is forest and cottages and homes. On the west side is the Ocala National Forest.
Although there are many trailer parks, campgrounds and resorts, it is still quiet and lovely. Fish abound in the river including perch, bass, what the locals call a blue gill and catfish. Several other species too!
We sat out on the long dock and watched the water go by.
We watched the birds and turtles and gators.
This is what one of the sunsets looked like...
One night there was a fire over in the Ocala National forest!
We've both agreed this is one of our favorite areas!
All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.