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... do some sunset shots at the Eco Pond, but the rangers advised against that because of the bugs/mosquitos. So we started back after the Eco Pond before 4pm. It was a hot day and everyone was tired. We got back to the hotel before 5. I took a shower and did a load of laundry - this Marriott has a self-service laundry which was really great! I downloaded all the photos we took today - very glad that the owl shots came out well!
We went to the nearby ...
... walk, looking for manatees but found none. It was suggested to go down the road approximately a mile and walk along the river where manatees are known to swim in the warmer waters. We drove to the location and walked the gravely road but no sightings. From there we drove 1 1/2 hours to Key Largo; stopped at a Sandal and tee shirt outlet and arrived at Kings Kamp RV and Boat Resort around 4:15. We had a beautiful red sunset, watched a movie on Amazon Prime and called it a ...
... nightlife – DAAAAAAAAAAAANG!
And that was more or less it – I was out at 5am sharing my buses with my fellow homeless again, making my way slooooooowly, and painfully close to missing my flight to Fort Lauderdale, sweating about 3 buckets when I was forced to run 10 metres, and dropping various bits of clothing and BELONGINGS EVERYWHERE!!!
Finishing how I started, with a few interesting days in between, I did finally make it to Colombia…
... and boarded the boat. After brief safety instructions and a recap of the laws surrounding these protected gentle giants we were off. It took only 5mins for our captain to locate the first manatee, and within seconds we were swimming/floating (no diving allowed by state & federal law) with another 4 or 5 manatees. These animals were huge, weighing around 1000lbs, and just dwarfed us humans. After a nervous start, we were able to rub their backs and even ...
... like raw tamarind, and buy a coconut monkey bank!
-- A QUICK WORD ABOUT LIZARDS -- They are everywhere in Florida. They crawl up your arm and into your hair. Sometimes they have cockroach friends tagging along. Wren thinks they are cute, but they disturb me. NOW BACK TO THE STORY --
Our next trip out was to Big Cypress National Preserve. This turned out to be what we expected to see in the Everglades...huge cypress trees with their forked ...