Sunday, October 21, 2018

Hope on the Horizon?

If you have followed this blog for a while you will know that we tend to have a trip to Florida each winter.  This year it has been in doubt but maybe just maybe we might make it again .....

Anyway given my usual backlog of doing something with my pictures it's time to catch up with 2017's trip to Naples.  We arrived a few weeks after Hurricane Irma to find most of the city OK but the hotel lake had some of the surrounding trees in it,

the pier was mostly closed and there was no direct access to our favourite beach.  Some harder to access beaches had more birds than people.

Still they say it's an ill wind that blows no good, and seeking another way to reach the beach I stumbled across a beachside osprey nest which the pair were doing their best to restore, with some BIG twigs as well as lashings of seaweed.

With the pier out of the equation dawn each day found me looking for birds in the blue and golden hour, then having an hour or 2 fishing from the beach before breakfast.

And more ospreys ……

Doesn't get much better.

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