|Hello, We are on a lovely Island... St George Island State Park. It is one of the best examples of Florida's Gulf Coast barrier islands. There are nine miles of undeveloped beaches and dunes, surronded by the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay. The Park occupies 1,962 acres at the end of a long narrow barrier island and is a combination of sandy coves, salt marshes, shady pines and oak forests. It is home to Bald eagles and Ospreys. Sea Turtles nest along the park beaches. It is a rest stop for a wide variety of migrating birds.
We got here early afternoon, and all's we did so far is set up camp and walk around the campgroud. Ian found a little park, and was happy to climb on the jungle gym and slide down the slides. He is excited about finding stones... I can't wait until we walk to the beach and find shells. It was in the 60's today. It is suppose to rain some tonight, and maybe get colder. I am hoping we don't have to bundle up in winter coats to go to the beach! There are lots of birds around. I wish I would remember to bring my bird book. The birds here in the park aren't shore birds. I have seen grosbeaks, robins,cardinals, mockingbirds... and so many that I should know,but don't remember! The other campers are walking around with binoculars, pointing up in the trees.... I think this park draws bird watchers!
Tomorrow I will take the camera, and I will send pictures. I have gotten lax about that! I can't believe I didn't take any pictures in Birmingham! Oh well, maybe next year I will remember... that and my bird book! Till tomorrow......Lynda