The above spoonbills, and other birds, were in a shallow open area across from the observation tower. An area I paddled without a problem in August, today I had to take the paddle apart to push myself forward in hope of finding floatable water. After a while, I gave up, got out of the kayak and walked back to the channel along the Drive.
|Yellow Crowned night heron|
And so ends Day One. At least the photos. Dinner was "a heavy appitizer thing" as my brother described it. A little of this, a bit more of that, with family and friends in his condo. With a bottomless rum and coke for me. Good thing I wasn't driving. And had a flashlight for the bike ride back to Sanibel Arms West. Never realixed how dark and twisty East Gulf Drive is.