Wednesday, August 9, 2006

exploring

While bike riding, we discovered the other part of the narrow peninsula, the bay side, with marshes and signs warning of gators (no we did not see any!).

We saw the majestic birds (herons?) fishing in the bay.

Here we also found fiddler crabs with their one oversized claw, and watched them all raise that claw in unison, like some sort of salute. (We later researched this and found this to be a mating ritual).


We rode our bikes along the paved road back to the rental cabins and beyond, where we saw several deer, who were not at all scared, and seemed to posed for our camera.

Our bikes promptly stopped when getting off the pavement into the soft sand, and even though this trail beckoned, it was way too hot to do any hiking!

But we did get to do some geocaching while there!

3 comments:

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your vacation sounds wonderful and you ALWAYS take such clear crisp pictures of hard to photograph moving targets. I love it when animals are not afraid of people and just continue on with whatever they're doing...It makes for great photo opportunities.
And I see you incorporated a little geocaching in on your vacation...that's no surprise, since that's something you & hubby love to do.
I've really enjoyed seeing pictures of your vacation and I hope that you still have more pictures and more stories to tell us.

KCQuilter said...

Wonderful shots! Sounds like you are having a soothing, relaxing, and enjoyable vacation!

Motherkitty said...

All these photos should be placed in a book entitled, "What I Did On My Summer Vacation In Florida." This would make a wonderful coffee table book with all the lovely photos and descriptions. Everything you do is unique and I envy your ability to hike and bike long distances, especially in the heat of Florida. Those crabs weren't mating -- they WERE saluting the two of you for being so adventurous.