This is the Upper Keys (first ones after leaving the mainland) vs. Lower Keys (100 beautiful miles further down US Highway #1, aka The Overseas Highway). While we were not looking for a volunteer gig this Fall, they had an unexpected vacancy and we decided to grab it! We have stayed in the Park a dozen times or more , but this is our first volunteer gig here.
|A regular park resident!|
|A nice day on the water!|
|A nice cool plane to rest out of the hot sun!|
|Card Sound mangrove creek|
We will leave here Thanksgiving and stop for a few days in Melbourne for appointments then on West. We will spend a week or so in Red Bay AL, birthplace of our valiant travel coach, to get some service done then continue westward. We need to be at Santa Anna National Wildlife Refuge in SW TX along the Mexican border by 1 Feb for our 3 month volunteer gig.
In May after we finish at Santa Anna we will be northbound for AK for the summer. We plan on crossing into Canada in late May from MT and work our way north from there.
Always at home, no matter where we are!!