I drove down to Shark Valley in the Everglades a couple of times. I enjoy biking their 15 mile trail. The water was a bit high so the wildlife was not as abundant as I’ve seen it in the past (note, I am currently back in South Florida and went back a couple of weeks ago and it was magnificent!).
I did see several alligator, one guarding the trail up to the watch tower.
And another just beside the bike trail –
This big guy was off a dirt road that is known for it’s wildlife -
Another place I visited was the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. One of the best things I saw was just before I turned into the sanctuary. Mom and child -
As you have seen in my previous blogs, Sanibel is known for it’s shells. I have picked up so many in the past that I don’t really shell anymore, but occasionally pick one up. But I did see some things on the beach before that I have never seen.
The above stingray had washed up on shore and was dying when I saw him. He was beautiful.
I also saw the following creature. I think it is some type of eel, but I haven’t been able to identify him.
I decided to find some new things to see since every time I come here I seem to go to the same places. I found Six Mile Slough which is a county park and very nice.
Most mornings, I walked 5 - 6 miles but a couple of mornings I walked about 8 miles from my condo to the lighthouse and back.
Now for my sunrise and sunset pictures --
From Sanibel, I headed back to Ga for Christmas.