Greetings from Ochlockonee River State Park!
I am SW of Tallahassee, FL by the St Marks Wildlife Refuge (which is huge!).
Today I am going to go ride the St Marks Rail Trail, so I hope to make this short.
Maria, the woman that was going to be traveling with me had to cancel for health reasons. She is bummed, I am bummed.
The first part of my trip she was going to be traveling in her RV right along with me. I definitely miss her presence already. I planned my route keeping her in mind.
The good news is I have had my second vaccine shot for COVID19! Some of the fear has faded. I am hugging friends that also have had the vaccine. I have dined inside restaurants with them.
I didn't have to go to all the way to St. Augustine for the second vaccine. I was able to get it at Winn Dixie closer to home. My symptoms were mild to non-existent.
The trail runs along a very lightly traveled road to the coast. There I saw wind surfers taking advantage of the blustery day.
At a bridge I saw a cell phone. It was locked but someone had texted and when I pushed on the text I read, "Will you be home for dinner?" and I was able to click on that and make a call. The owner answered, he had been fishing on the bridge and was wondering where his phone was. He told me to leave it there and he would come get it.
From my picnic table I observed a pretty brown bird. I looked him up on my phone. It is a Brown Thrasher from the Mockingbird family. I played his song to him and learned not to do that as he quickly zoomed toward me in attack mode.
This is the first campground I have stayed at where the dump station is over 1/2 a mile away. I have to carry my waste in the car! I hope it doesn't leak. I took this picture after dumping and rinsing. I don't set it on edge before that.