Saturday, 16 June 2012

A week already!

Wow, can't believe a week ago today was the first day we woke up on the island! It is going by way too fast. That being said, we have been very busy relaxing.

We've explored Pine Island, bought bikes, rollerblades, and tennis rackets. Have had a couple of friends visit and look forward to a few more visits including my bestie coming down with her family! We've been to Doc Fords 3 times. Most importantly, we've had our nails done.

I really feel like we are getting to know more of the island and the island is starting to give up a few of its secrets to us. For example, yesterday, we rode the Bailey Tract of Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (part of the National Park System). It was our second time on this part of the trail (there are over 200 miles of bike trails on the island). We had stopped to get some water and within 100 yards from us, what I think must have been, a wild coyote emerged from the underbrush. It stood on the path for a minute and studied us before deciding 3 humans on bicycles meant retreat.

I also had a bumble bee ride my handlebars for over half a mile around the preserve, was privy to a behind the scenes tour of CROW Clinic, helped rescue an injured hawk (that we took to CROW), and hope to see some sea turtle activity in the near future.

What a week it has been, and we have so much more to look forward to!

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