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Weeki Wachee State Park, Florida

Due to personal circumstances, I flew to the USA in October 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While I was there, I visited Florida, North Carolina, and made a quick stop in Alabama and Georgia to see Providence Canyon State Park. But one of my favourite days was when my aunt Victoria and I kayaked in Florida’s Weeki Wachee Spring State Park.
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Por razones personales, viajé a los Estados Unidos en octubre de 2020 en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19. Estando allá, visité la Florida, Carolina del Norte, e hice una parada rápida en Alabama y Georgia para ver el Parque Estatal del Cañón de Providencia. Pero uno de mis días favoritos fue cuando mi tía Victoria y yo visitamos el Parque Estatal Weeki Wachee en la Florida.

We rented kayaks and paddled among lush vegetation and wildlife down the 4.5 km stretch of crystal-clear spring water which bubbles from subterraneous caverns and flows out into the Gulf of Mexico. During winter, manatees come to Weeki Wachee to escape the cold ocean water.
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Alquilamos kayaks y remamos entre la abundante naturaleza por un recorrido de 4.5 km sobre las aguas cristalinas que nacen en cuevas subterráneas y desembocan en el Golfo de México. En el invierno, los manatíes vienen a Weeki Wachee a escapar las aguas frías del océano.

The park was named by the Seminole Native Americans in whose language Weeki Wachee means “little spring” or “winding river”, but it didn’t gain popularity until the late 1940s when its famous mermaid shows began.
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El parque fue bautizado por los indígenas Seminole, en cuya lengua Weeki Wachee significa “pequeño nacimiento” o “río sinuoso”, pero su popularidad comenzó a finales de los 1940s cuando empezó su famoso show de sirenas.

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