This blog is a photo record of memories during our travels as full-time RVers. It will never be current as we are very busy making new memories:o)) If you want to know where we are today, look below at the photos at the top of the right hand column. This blog begins on January 1, 2013.
Everglades National Park, Day 13 – Wednesday – February 20, 2013
WARNING…PHOTO INTENSIVE BLOG!!!!
Day 13, Wednesday – Our Final Day at Flamingo Campground in the Everglades!!
The past two weeks has been so amazing!! We were not sure what to expect during our first visit to this part of the Everglades. We knew we would be without stores, phone, internet and television which did not bother us at all. What we weren’t sure of was the environment?? All you hear on the news is about Burmese Pythons…a non-issue during our visit. Of course, insects are mentioned whenever you hear about the Everglades. As we’ve said many times, “we live a charmed life” and insects were a non-issue also;o)) We did have strong winds which created a bug-less visit!! However, we’ll take that compromise any day:o)
We will be leaving very early in the morning to try and snag a non-reservable site at Midway Campground near the Big Cypress National Preserve and Visitor Center. So I am packing up everything and of course, cleaning everything in preparation;o)) Nancy, on the other hand, is off with her camera to soak up one more day in this wonderful place!!
The rest of the blog is PHOTOS… LOTS and LOTS OF PHOTOS!!! I have fallen in love with this place and wanted to capture as much of it as possible until we can visit again. All of the photos in todays blog were taken today!!! Hard to imagine all this beauty is within walking distance of your RV whenever you want to take a walk:o))
First stop… Sunrise at Eco Pond
Early Morning Reflections
In case you couldn't tell, that is Syl in the white shirt across the pond;o)
Walk Along the Eco Pond Path
After breakfast, I went on a 3 hour, Ranger led, Bird Walk!!
After lunch, I took a walk along Florida Bay and Guy Harvey Trail…
Views Across Florida Bay
Sights Along Guy Harvey Trail
After dinner, one last walk along Florida Bay near the walk-in tent area…
The next thing I saw was just amazing!!
I have heard of the White Version of the Great Blue Heron but have never seen one.
Last day… Last walk… and you guessed it:o))
Gorgeous… Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
Not sure what this is?? It was stalking a grasshopper…which it caught!! At a distance I thought, Little Green Heron. Closer I thought, Least Bittern. But maybe it is a juvenile American Bittern. Regardless, it looked like it had an injury to its neck:o(
View across Florida Bay towards the Rangers’ Housing
Time to head back towards the campground.
As I reached the campground, there on their usual perches,
the American Kestrel and Red Shoulder Hawk had come to say goodbye;o))