In search of manatees

April 05, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Manatees One of the world's largest, deepest, freshwater springs is also home to one of the most bizarre, unique creatures I've ever (almost) seen. Carol Grant—Getty Images Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is located south of Tallahassee and has a consistent water temperature of 70F. Perfect for Florida's manatees, who, like me, enjoy a...
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Mexico Beach - Four Months Later

March 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Timelapse - Hurricane Michael Aftermath - Mexico Beach Mexico Beach, FL February, 2019 - Mexico Beach, Florida You watch it unfold on television, like a soap opera that isn't real. It's happening 3,000 miles away from your daily life, so after the initial horror and sadness passes, you do your dishes, go grocery shopping, stop by th...
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The edge of destruction

February 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Hurricane country US 98 heading west to St. George Island Home completely destroyed along US 98 Remnants of docks line the coastline along US 98 When talking to a few of the locals who live south of Tallahassee, in Wakulla County, places like Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe may as well not exist at the moment. Hurricane Michael decimat...
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St. Mark's National Refuge & Lighthouse

February 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Lighthouse, Gators and water This is the Year of the Pig, according to Chinese tradition, but where we've been spending our 2019 winter, it's definitely the Year of the Gator. Moving from our nature-laden paradise in Lakeland, Florida, we wandered back north to the panhandle portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Crawfordville sits a stone's throw...
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Surrounded by gators

January 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
A slow day is when you only see 9... In over 60 years there have only been 23 deaths related to alligators in Florida. And 300 unprovoked bites. That's not bad, statistically speaking, especially when there are over 16,000 complaints per year - things like, there's an alligator in my pool, in my garage or on the 9th hole of my golf course!...
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