Took a short trip, first ever in December. No winter yet, temp in the 80s and therefore lots of bugs. <frown> Half this Photo Gallery is from a day trip on the upper Turner River, which was new territory for me…
Our route was Halfway Creek to Crooked Creek Chickee to Watson Place to Jewel Key and out.
We saw lots of wildlife including about five Manatees, some quite close. Also saw five Roseate Spoonbills, which is a record for me. We had a consistent breeze on our last night (Christmas Eve), enjoyed the full moon rise and a fire on the beach. I slept in a special hammock hanging in a mangrove tree!
The next day we were greeted by about a hundred White Pelicans feeding at low tide. Nice!