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Today after a leisurely morning, we drove to Folkston - one of the entrances to Okefenokee swamp. It was a bit of a challenge getting there since the directions weren't clear and the gps didn't recognize the address. We visited the information center, watched a short film about the swamp and had a picnic lunch. Following that we rode our bikes along the 7mile swamp road loop and went to ...
... lots of trees and on a body of water connected to the swamp. Apparently they water ski on it in the summer - the gators don't bother them!! Can't imagine!!! We had a lovely sunset. We enjoyed a delicious collaborative dinner of steak, shrimp, potatoes/peppers and mushrooms finished off with chocolate covered strawberries. Not bad for camping!!! Then we enjoyed our second campfire on the road - nice ...
... to bloom. This wildlife refuge has an extensive series of "trails" that are all on the water. Canoe, kayak or motor boat. Definitely NO SWIMMING!
The water is really black and kind of eerie. Would not want to be in this swamp at night. Enjoy the photos. ...
... of the trees, which winds then helped to knock them over. There was a big fire in the Okefenokee Swamp starting in the spring of 2011 and ending in April 2012. Now the undergrowth is starting to grow back and there were some areas not touched like the campground. The swamp is huge over 107,436,608 acres. The swamp was clear cut over 60 years ago before it was stopped and this area is still not back to what it was – the ...
... and a photo-shoot and we leave David to his hectic schedule; tomorrow he flies to Las Vegas for the end of season banquet – the Porsche Team took top honours.
We make our first k’s on the return north; we feel we should be sad at being homeward bound but we both agree the pressure’s lightened and we’re kinda relieved. Could be the prospect of temps below 90F and the end of the mozzie, ...