Monday, May 14, 2007

See you later, alligator.

So it turns out that we have wi-fi at our house. That's not entirely accurate. The house next door has wi-fi which we are borrowing. Yesterday the Gulf was almost completely flat which made for great wildlife spotting. We saw dolphins swimming back and forth continuously all day, a jellyfish, several crabs of various sizes, a stingray, a parrot on a stick, lots of fish (including, from what I can tell, a mackerel and a black drum), and upclose and personal - an alligator.

^ My view

^ Jon and his dolphin friends

^ Parrot on a stick

^ After the fire...on the drive down near Tyndall AFB.

^ Our house (far left) and base camp.

^ In Apalachicola

^ Jeff & Amie with our alligator in between them in the background. I took a lot of pictures of him but they were all somewhat blurry due to the lighting and the fact that my hand was shaking. I should explain that we had followed him along the banks of the Apalachicola River hoping to get a better view. All of the sudden he turned and started heading right for us. He stayed in the water but did give us a scare when he snapped. There wasn't much between us and him, just about 6 feet of rocks leading up from the water to the sidewalk. It would have been difficult for him to make it up, but I think he could've done it.


jar said...

random thoughts:

-wish we were there!

-did your dolphin friends remember you?

-the gator story is hilarious...did you give your gator friend a name?

-wish we were there!

-did you talk to the guy about his parrot on the stick?

-you guys should play the name game in honor of us...especially round #3.

Megan said...

Sounds like a great trip so far - and a nice picture of the two of you!