Adventure Location: Port Aransas, Texas
As we continue onward into the alligator marsh there is an opportunity to put your head into the mouth of an alligator. Photographic evidence of that adventure would be a good thing. Let us know if you get eaten.
If you can finally break yourself away from all the nice blossoms and fragrances, there is more to be experienced here. At the end of the flower garden is the entry to the marsh boardwalk. Be aware that, as the signs and BillyBob said, this is alligator country. No they are not tame so do not try to pet them. If you do try to pet them please let us know if you survived.
On the day the Meandering Team visited, the reeds and brush had been beaten back from the boardwalk so the walking was easy. As you step onto the boardwalk here is your first view.
Pay careful attention to the water under your feet as you stroll along. There is no telling what might come into sight. From alligators to ducks to snakes are all real possibilities. Most likely you are safe from Gila Monsters though.
Around the bend the terrain opens up and you can see the bird watching stations ahead and above. The man and lady with the wheel chair were nice to meet.
After a bit of meandering the Team headed up the tower. TheOFM’s knee was not behaving very well so it took some time but the Teams do not back down too often. From the tower we were able to get a couple of nice overviews of the sanctuary. The first picture is looking to the left from the tower.
And the next is looking to the right. In this picture you can see the next two viewing stations. The telescopes are active and free to look at the area.
While the Meandering Team was piddling around looking at the slough bottom a visitor came calling. It paddled around looking for excitement but decided the OFM is just too boring.
Yep it was noisy out there with all the ducks messing around but it was also very nice. This is definitely a good place for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.