The Florida Everglades

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This is the view from behind me.

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There were at least 3 other boats out that day. Where there be boats, there be gators.

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Did I mention the absurdly terrific weather?

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Here is a male grackle. He seemed totally comfortable around the boats.

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This is a female alligator. Not a very big one.

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Here is our grackle friend calling out an alert.

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And here is another female gator approaching.

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The weather did start promising some mystery and intrigue.

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I love the reflections of the clouds in the water.

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Here’s a line of some potential rainfall. It started pouring rain within 10 minutes of us getting back to the docks.

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This cormorant was sunning himself.

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As was this turkey vulture.

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I’m squinting in the sun, not mad. Self-portrait.

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I love how we leave out mark everywhere, don’t you? Not everything gets to remain pristine, I guess. I do like my electricity.

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Ahhhh. Industrial infrastructure……

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Geographers in the field?

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I had a great morning. Highly recommended!

Emily, Doer of Stuff

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