Thursday, August 24, 2017
Today was the new and the old for us. We started the day with a visit to a state park we had not visited and ended the day at a familiar state forest. Our first stop was at Collier State Park. The state park is host to Florida's oldest geocache. After we paid our admission we made our first stop at a tourist spot, the resting place of the Bay City Walking Dredge. This is the remaining dredge of 145 built to dredge the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp to build the Tamiami Trail. The machine dredged the swamp at a rate of five to eight feet every thirty seconds. our last visit. It was a more open walk and an interesting revisit.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Our first stop of the day was a visit to Carlton Preserve. We were here for a few lonely caches, one of which hadn't been found in two years. We were also here to explore and enjoy the sights. The wild boar grunts we encountered on the trail were just an added bonus. I was really happy the boar wasn't offended by our presence and stopped at a few grunts.