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... area, and adjacent forrest, called a hammock (hardwood trees surrounded by swamp or conifers).
We saw turkeys, raccoons, more buffalo, a nilgai, and birds, with really good commentary on the Indians' use of resources and the ecology of the swamps.
Then we had two shows - one of "critters" (ferret, snapping turtle, ant-eater (Tamandua) and a small alligator) then ...
Florida is very flat and very green. Highest hill we saw was a rubbish tip, grown over. Lots of swamps, ditches and palm trees. Lunch stop, we saw a Native American Turkey parading his feathers for his mate.
The further south we went, numerous irrigation channels and orchards of orange trees. (Oranges came from Spain!) Drove to the edge of the Everglades, and stopped to camp on an ...
... huge flames as they burnt acres of land - wouldn't think that's good for global warming!
I wrote about all fun stuff we did in my last blog but forgot to tell you was about the other "fun" we had with our awning! In the summer a gust of wind blew the awning up & nearly over the motorhome. With the help of our neighbours we rolled it up & wrestled it back inside the storage box on the side of the motorhome. Since then ...
... most of the boats had mildew and mold problems. As of Thursday, Nov. 15, we are all moved aboard, the entire cabin cleaned and hanging closets cleaned and painted and now Den is busy working on the hull and bottom, painting and waxing. We'll be here for several more days at least before we will be ready to launch and then head to Loggerhead Marina in Stuart again. MORE TO COME! Here's a few pics.
... in the Marshall Islands so you know they were large! But overall there is not a lot of traffic.
The Port Mayaca lock had the gates closed when we approached but opened them for us and there was no water level difference so we “sailed” through although it was a bit tricky with the gusty winds. The St. Lucie Canal is much more picturesque (read vegetated!) and we arrived at Indiantown (Mile 29) near 2 p.m. The first order ...