We traveled to the Florida Everglades which is approx. 1 1/2 hours south of where we are currently located and took an airboat through the jungles of the Everglades. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.....our Captain Picou had no problem putting the 'pedal to the metal' every chance he had, wasn't sure that he was going to make all the tight corners.....but he did!
Hope you enjoy the following pics.
Outward Bound campCpt. Picou says "they used to send boys to reform school, now they send them out to the Florida Everglades where they camp with the girls and go boating everyday." (He "just can't understand it").
view of the Gulf from Totch's IslandNamed after Everglades author Totch Brown (who lived on this tiny island until his death in 1996.
Red Mangrove rootsThe Red Mangrove trees have roots that 'hover' above the water. The Indians used the roots to make a red dye.
one of the birds..we saw several nocturnal birds...Captain Picou doesn't know why...insomnia??
they feel weirdYes he's real, yes he's alive and yes I am holding him. They feel really weird
(Jim wanted to know if he felt like a 'purse').
alligators along the roadsideJust wanted to show you how close they are to the roadside. See those 'inlets'?? We saw TONS of alligators as we were driving along..can't see them in the pic, but they are in there!!