We went ashore at one place to find what
Right between the "desert" and the water we found a group of aloe plants flourishing. This was a real surprise, as the less that 100 foot distance separated the these zones what a difference in what was found living there.
The bird life through out the key is always interesting and
spectacular. Looking a little closer, you see species that you don't see on a regular basis. Today we saw the usual Osprey, Tern, and Frigate Birds, but this little brown and golden colored bird caught my attention. It had a beak that was made for cracking seeds, but nothing that had seen before in the keys. Always great to run across something new that nature can offer you up as you glide through the habitat.