After a hearty breakfast we decided on taking the morning to catch up on our blog and read our books.
The state park operates tour boats that go out on the Wakulla River to view the scene and especially the wildlife along the river. Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and kept up a steady stream of commentary about the birds, history of the area, and the ecology of the area.
Then it was back to the lodge for a warming cup of coffee and we headed out on the nearby trail through an old growth hardwood hammock forest. An enterprising boy scout had created tree identifier signs were you could guess from the shape of the leaf etc. what kind of tree you were standing in front of. Checking our new found knowledge on the way back we indeed were able to identify more trees than on the back out.
he lodge dining room must be one of the only nice places to eat for miles around because it was very busy at dinner. The excellent staff here pulled together and made the evening a lovely one.