Bob and Shirley's Great Adventure 2011-12 travel blog

Heading into the hammock in the Everglades

Quite a bit cooler in the hammock

Gater food



Many more

Diversion canal

From the Marco Isl bridge

Our campsite

Another view of our site and moi

Very pretty

Estero River

Estero river


I'll be darned

Lots of river life

Bunnies too

We have moved on to the left coast of Florida to the Ft. Meyers area. This is where Captiva and Sanibel are. However, we left our campground in Everglades NP at 8 AM and it seemed like a long trip pulling into the campground in Estero at 4 PM. Made a number of stops which made it a big travel day. One of the stops was the Oasis visitor center of the Big Cypress National Preserve on the Tamiami Trail (US 41). The Everglades is very large filling the entire far southern portion of Florida. There was a boardwalk along a diversion canal that was FULL of alligators and fish. This is still the dry season and all kinds of water cretures arrive to this body of water to survive. With the rains of summer fast approaching they will all go deeper into the Everglades but the shear numbers of gators (G8R) was amazing. We pulled into another beautiful Florida State Park for a couple of nights. They really do a nice job with their parks. Koreshan State Historic Site is where we are. There is an historic village on the property on the Estero River. Between 1894 and 1963 the Koreshan religious sect built a self sustaining village here. It is open for tours today and between the raindrops that will be our activity. First rain we have seen in months. Enjoy the pics.

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