Today, Shelly and I drove around a bit to become better acquainted with our new “home town”.
It is the county seat for Clay County, and there are a number of large and small law firms in town. It is not uncommon to see a well-dressed attorney walking to or from the courthouse from their offices in this village.
You cannot quite see the underwater features of this deep spring bringing warm water to the surface.
But if you look very closely to this pic below you may be able to see some of the underwater structure of the spring.
The spring feeds the nearby municipal swimming pool with incredibly clean water.
Then the pool has a weir from which the warm spring water transfers from the pool into to a creek which leads into the St John’s River! Just a couple weeks ago, anchored in Pirate’s Cove just north of here, I was amazed that hardly any salt could be tasted in this brackish, nearly fresh water… which still is affected by the tides and the sea.
Reportedly, there are several springs like this feeding the St John’s River.
All this is on Walnut Street, same street as our home mailing address (411 Walnut St # 17541, Green Cove Springs FL 32043). Exciting!