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The Fountain of Youth

Posted on November 6th, 2007 after 11958 miles by Dean Croshere.

Back in the early 1600s, Ponce de Leon supposedly searched Florida for the fountain of youth.

Near the town of Ponce de Leon in Florida, is a natural spring called Morrison springs. I have a feeling there may be a connection there. These springs are big, warm, natural pools.

At least, I found them warm. I know I’ve swam in heated pools that were colder than it was.

I really wish I had an underwater camera so I could have taken a picture of what it looks like from under water. It really is perfectly clear. We put Boxer in under about 7 or 8 feet of water. I swam to the far side of the spring and looked back, he was perfectly clear and covered in silt. He looked like a shipwreck treasure.

The depths here are incredibly misleading. There is a dark spot towards the middle of the spring. That is the spring itself. It gets dark because it is hundreds of feet deep; the entrance there is probably 30 or 40 feet down. My attempts at swimming towards it only netted me a minor earache.

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