It’s not at all unusual to see manatees around here in the warmer months but there have been a couple of very friendly ones hanging around the Fernandina Beach marina for the last week or so, making themselves quite at home – much to everyone’s delight.  The boaters have been obliging by hanging a hose over the side so that the manatees can get a good long freshwater drink.  And the manatees oblige by rolling over exposing their bellies for a good long scratch.  Most evenings this week I’ve seen small crowds of families with young kids taking turns giving belly rubs – to the manatees.  That’s a memory that will last a long, long time.