It's odd and wonderful that we can leave civilization and with a few minutes paddling find ourselves in Middle Earth--or maybe Jurassic Park.
Another pair of trees is very popular--there are two great blue heron nests and four anghinga nests in these.
There are at least a dozen osprey nests occupied. The birds are brooding but we haven't spotted any babies yet.
Of course, no trip is complete without an alligator. It was late afternoon and warm so we didn't catch any up on the banks sunning, but we at least found this one.
Even if we go out for only a couple of hours, it feels like a vacation. We're so lucky to live here.