I had the opportunity to ride on an airboat recently in the Florida Everglades. Despite having to get up in the wee hours of the morning, the trip was wonderful.
This little guy was the co-pilot of my boat. He is six years old. I can only imagine that spending your summer on a boat like this with Dad would be fantastically adventurous.
We had really great weather. I coated myself with sunblock since my northern-European skin isn’t used to all of this blatent Vitamin D.
This is the view from behind me.
There were at least 3 other boats out that day. Where there be boats, there be gators.
Did I mention the absurdly terrific weather?
Here is a male grackle. He seemed totally comfortable around the boats.
This is a female alligator. Not a very big one.
Here is our grackle friend calling out an alert.
And here is another female gator approaching.
The weather did start promising some mystery and intrigue.
I love the reflections of the clouds in the water.
Here’s a line of some potential rainfall. It started pouring rain within 10 minutes of us getting back to the docks.
This cormorant was sunning himself.
As was this turkey vulture.
I’m squinting in the sun, not mad. Self-portrait.
I love how we leave out mark everywhere, don’t you? Not everything gets to remain pristine, I guess. I do like my electricity.
Ahhhh. Industrial infrastructure……
Geographers in the field?
I had a great morning. Highly recommended!
Emily, Doer of Stuff