posted on April 14, 2014 14:48
The road to Virginia Seacrist's Historic Cabin on the Santa Fe River near the Ichetucknee River confluence might be ankle deep in water, but the experience of staying there is non-threatening and an adventure.
Everyone seems to love the yurt my son designed and built with the help of his brother and me, which is two miles upriver from the Historic Cabin. One needs to reserve about a month ahead to get the yurt; it is more open during the week, but increasingly full even then.
However I also own an historic cabin two miles downriver from the yurt. It is located just four houses upriver from the famous Ichetucknee River confluence into the Santa Fe River. Look up Ichetucknee State Park to see how glorious is that river.
However, increasingly we have high water, which changes my river house from having a half acre lawn on the river to being an island in the river, creating quite a unique experience. Visitors can enjoy flood time.
The house is on stilts, so never, yet, has the river come into the upstairs; it has come within an inch of the upstairs, and we were boating in tree canopy and just under electric wires in 1998. I have had to stop renting the downstairs, because the river intrudes too often for me to have to move furniture out. Climate change is affecting us.
Still, it is a unique experience to wade through thigh-high water and live on an island in the river. If you are interested in this experience, I will tell you more.
You can review my properties at www.clubfla.org.