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Wednesday March 6th 2019

What a difference a day makes. The last few days were humid with the high temperature in the upper eighties. Today the temperature barely made it to seventy degrees and a strong north wind made it feel even colder. On the positive side of things, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

Blossom of the day.

I continued exploring the Big Cypress National Preserve. Today I drove to the west side of the Preserve to the main visitors center. It has some nice exhibits about the history of the Preserve and the wildlife that inhabits it. Behind the building is a short boardwalk along a canal.

Bromeliad showing some color.

The cool temperature kept the number of alligators I saw down. Between the three stops I made I only say two gators. Included in that was stop I made on Sunday that had many alligators to see. There are still plenty of things to see like birds in flight and random plant life. It is hard to catch pictures of the flying birds. I saw one rather unique black and white bird with a split tail that turned out to be a Swallow-Tailed Kite. At least that’s what my internet search concluded.

Medium sized gator in the lily pads.
It may not be moving, but its eyes are open. and watching.

Internet and cell phone are really a puzzle at the this campground. The number of bars for the voice connectivity seem to be one or two most of the time. The data connectivity goes from great to zero. It can be fine for a few hours then non existent for the next few. So far I’ve been able to post a blog entry every night, but tonight may be the exception. As I’ve been writing this entry, I have had no connectivity. I don’t know when I’ll get the pictures and text uploaded.

Time to get my wings dry.

This blog entry was uploaded on Thursday afternoon. I didn’t have internet access on Wednesday evening.

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