We plunked down our chairs and settled into our usual beach activities: Gene scanned the horizon looking for boats, Anna scanned the water looking for marine life, and Jean checked us both out and also took a walk looking for shells. A relaxing time was had by all.
In early afternoon we broke camp and headed out to pick up Anna's daughter Hannah from work. Along the way we picked up hamburgers for everyone, which we ate in the salon parking lot. Then it was off to Locksahatchee to a sort of mini-zoo associated with a wildlife rescue center. We spent a couple of hours looking at the various examples of wildlife found in southern Florida.
|Ranger with barn owl|
|There are even some crocodiles in Florida|
The area itself has quite a bit of swamp in it.
The seabird area included three brown-footed boobies, which I always associate with the South Seas. I guess there are a few in tropical areas of North America as well.
So today we were exposed to much of the local wildlife, from beach-lovers to boobies. Tomorrow we venture into the Everglades. Keep tuned.