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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 ...
The Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
So now we know that not all swamps are alike.This is very different to what we saw in Louisiana. In addition to gators, turtles and egrets, we saw owls, snakes and a raccoon. Lots of lily pads that are ...
... clear cutting is still visible.
We booked a swamp boat tour for an hour and a half with six others on our first afternoon there. Our ranger was very informative, funny and it was one of the best tours we have had. We saw lots of gators, turtles and were looking for bears, deer, panthers, bobcats, coyotes, and River Otter. The vegetation was beautiful, peaceful and what a boat ride. Our ranger even filled up his water ...
... 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, ...