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... our expectations. We did see some alligators, a couple of turtles, some vultures, otters, an ibis... not a lot going on in the swamp. Before we left we took a picture of the sunset on the swamp. A nice warm day - a high of 80 degrees!! Once back at home we put together a collaborative meal - veggie stir fry with chicken and shrimp. Then we finished the evening off with a roaring ...
... 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 ...
... water right from the swamp and drank it (George and I could not have done that). The water looks like iced sweet tea and because of the Tannic Acid in the water caused by decaying vegetation it acts like a purification system. Years ago sailing vessels (mostly British) would come to the area and gather barrels full of this water to use as their drinking water on their journeys home. The high acidity of the water caused by ...
... 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, ...