Today, we pulled in to Sebastian Inlet State Park where we will be for 2 weeks.
However, instead of the 100 miles trip east from Disney World,
we traveled 675 miles through southern Florida to get here;o))
so no citrus picking this year ;o((
However, my SIL-Judy emailed to tell me she was going to visit with Gerry
a mutual friend at The Villages. It turned out that she would be there when we were at Lake Louisa just about 1 hour south. So we had the chance for a fun, but short reunion. The 3 of us were best friends all through high school:o))
We were able to find some Vultures...
which apparently are trouble makers;o))
After Myakka River State Park, we moved further south to Midway Campground on the Tamiami Trail, Rt 41. We were only there for 3 nights and our main focus was to bike the tram road at Shark Valley.
No phone or Internet unless you have AT&T and no television.
We really love it and enjoy disconnecting for 2 weeks.
This visit was a bit different do to the flooding.
All the trails were underwater,
most of the wildlife was dispersed except for the Osprey
mosquitoes were in charge ;o((
Yes, it was a very different Flamingo visit this year.
Unfortunately, DEET became our friend,
but you do what you have to do.
For those who have visited here, you know that Eco Pond is a birders paradise.
This year the only birds you could find there were mosquitoes;o))
We spent our days, walking and biking the park roads.
This is just an amazing place and there is always something wonderful to see!!
I braved the mosquitoes to get to see beautiful sunrises ;o))
The manatee made daily visits to the marina.
We were able to see the crocodiles at the marina every time we visited.
We saw the usual Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets but many birds like Blacked Necked Stilts, Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills were missing.
I got one peek at some Spoonbills as they flew over.
I did get to see a Great Blue Heron (White Version) which is not so common.
The Osprey were the most prevalent and active birds this year!!
We got a great site #46 with our own Gumbo Limbo Tree;o))