Nancy Cycles!

Nancy Cycles!
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." ... Yogi Berra

Friday, February 3, 2012

Everglades -- 2/3/12

 There are alligators in the Everglades!
 The airboat took us through some of the waterways and canoe routes that the Seminole Indians used. The Mangrove trees were called "walking trees" by the Indians -- and you can see why.
 Even though our airboat captain called the white birds Great White Herrings, he was able to spell mangrove for us, and was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and environs of the 'Glades.
The Swamp trolley provided a slow moving tour through, well, the swamp. It is quite dry right now. The tree photo shows a "strangler fig" that will eventually kill that tree and become a tree of its own.

 After several hours in the Everglades we headed north to our new hotel on Casey Key. We dodged rain drops for maybe 17 seconds as we exited the glades, and continued on in dry but cloudy weather. We got to our hotel in time for a walk on the beach while it was daylight (our motel is on the beach, poor us), then off to dinner. There is a tiki bar in our courtyard, but I am not sure it actually is used.
 That's it for today folks.

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