Pea Island

Pea Island

A short drive over a long bridge took us to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge known for its abundance of waterfowl.  We took a short hike over to the beach area. The land had obviously been under water during the storm as the sand was still very wet and, in places, quicksand-like.  I'm glad I still have my flip flop and that James was there to pull me out! There were an abundance of shells.... more than I've ever seen on a beach in one place. It seemed to be a favorite fishing Continue reading

Island Getaway – Gone to the Birds

Island Getaway – Gone to the Birds

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is named after a Michigan born cartoonist who was instrumental in getting the 8,000 acres of land protected under President Truman by blocking the sale of land to Sanibel developers. I began the day wandering through a road traveled by car, bike and foot within the refuge and ended it on a pontoon sunset cruise. Both excursions were ideal for birders but the sunset cruise was unbelievable. The cruise heads out over Tarpon Bay to the rookery Continue reading