The Big Bend

Love riding two-up with Mrs K!

U.S. by us

The temperature for the first time in a few days had gone above 50 degrees before 9:00am; the motorcycle called. The ride to the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge paralleled our previous bike ridesfor about 15 miles. Before we veered left into the Refuge, we came across some rocks for sale.

The vegetationtypically changeswhen approaching a coast; the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge does this but it has a different feel than a seashore. The tall pinesarerooted in water with no visible ground, as the road takes a few more curves the trees have longer trunks, appearing less dense. There are low tidal pools filled withbrackish water surrounded bysea grass, low bushes and brush.

There are also manytypes of interesting birds about along with birders with binoculars watching them. Across the parking lot from hiking paths, the Gulf and the lighthouse was a warning sign.

The St. Marks Lighthouse is magestic…

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