Monday, March 1, 2010

Coasting in Wakulla

Last Saturday, I first walked St. Marks Refuge Road #217 that connects the road to Shell Point with the road to Live Oak Island. I soon encountered two huge hogs with at least a dozen small pigs rooting and snuffling in the road while searching for food.

Then, I walked the St. Marks Refuge Road #218 from the road to Live Oak Island to the West Goose Creek Seine Yard. Little remains of the buildings and observation tower of this once active enterprise where mullet were caught in nets on the western shoreline of Goose Creek Bay. The coastal hammocks here are amazing, with red cedar and palms. (If you go to seine yard, be advised that the northern side of Road #218 is closed during the bald eagle nesting season, which I believe is October 1 through May 15). I walked to the Gulf shoreline then south, where I took the following photos.

By the time I got back to the car, it was time for lunch. So I drove to the Riverside Cafe in St. Marks, where I always enjoy their fish sandwiches and the view of the St. Marks River, including grackles, gulls, and pelicans.

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