"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 22, 2014

April 21 - Hontoon Island State Park

Park Dock

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." ―Marcel Proust

We enjoyed the day playing in the park. It was another cool day in Florida...I actually had jeans on most of the day. I even put on my hoody when we went for a bike ride. We rode all over the park exploring. It's a beautiful place, but we didn't see much wildlife, only one armadillo and three turkeys. There's a lot more bird watching to do from the dock...in fact a Great Blue Heron come by for a visit this morning. I think he wanted some of the scrapes from the catfish Stan was cleaning. Stan caught two fish last night but didn't have any luck today. We're really enjoying the fresh fish.

We had the park pretty much to ourselves today, only a handful of people came over on the ferry. We took the ferry across the river to do a little exploring at Hontoon Landing Marina. A very nice marina and resort with a little gift shop and bait shop, but our main reason for going was to buy more red wigglers (worms). Stan spent the afternoon and evening with a line out, but nothing was happening today...it's a good thing we have food in the freezer.   

Hontoon Island State Park
Our little morning visitor
Park map showing the trails we took today while riding our bikes
View from the trail
We finally had blue skies by sunset 

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