Rainbow Springs is one of the more popular springs, there’s a big swimming hole at the head spring, and boats all along the way. It took a little work to present the river in as close to its natural state as possible. The first evening I stayed on shore and twisted the polarizer just enough to reveal the eel grass.
The turquoise waters were mesmerizing.
These images were made about 15 minutes from the head spring.
I found a tributary and decided to paddle up it. There was sign that said it was private property, not to trespass. I wasn’t happy. I know there’s got to be a beautiful head spring at the end of this run. I didn’t need any trouble with the lawman, but I did come up with a good stanza to that well known song by Woodie Guthrie.
As I went paddling, I saw a tributary,
As I walked up it a sign said “No Trespassing.”
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
I stayed and watched the evening come. There was evening, and there was morning, and it was good.