You can take the GRITS out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of the GRITS!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Strike one off the Bucket List!

Sunday, my friends LJ & OB asked if I wanted to hike Snake Bight Trail with them.  Of course I said YES!!!  Making it to the end of that trail had been on my list for years.  You see, it is the nastiest, ugliest and one of the most mosquito infested places on Earth.  I'd tried several times to hike it only to get as far as .20 down the trail and come running back to the car.

Well this time I prepared:  pants, long sleeves, Thermacell, hat and scarf.  They were in shorts and tshirts.  Insane, but they made it, albeit coated in Deet!  The view at the end was ok.  Low tide made it unspectacular, but at least there were some spoonbills in the distance to see.

No great pics - I only brought my phone.

One down, and a few more to go!


exoticdvm said...

I've never been able to make it far down that trail either.... always had to run back to the car flailing arms wildly in the air. Darn skeeters! Good for you for making it down there. What else is on the bucket list and when do you leave Fla?

SwampAngel65 said...

Australia, Bulgaria, Dry Tortugas...right now I can't think of what else is on my list! LOL!!

I'm hoping to make the big move right after Christmas, but it depends on if my lawyer has certain papers all filed and official by then.