A Night in Florida

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Our second night in the states was spent in Florida, visiting old friends who we hadn’t seen in far too long. Their garden backs onto a swamp so we couldn’t resist a bit of exploring. Despite a few angry mosquitos it was a beautiful place to go for a wander, the trees were all fairly magical, especially the Palmettos like the one above, which were taller than I’ve ever seen before.

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When back in the garden, as if by magic, an owl swooped across into a tree and sat beautifully still to have his picture taken.

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Max, our friends’ lovely poodle, was also very obliging on the photo front. What a sweetie!
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It was sadly just a brief night stop, but we couldn’t leave in the morning without a little wander on the beach.

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We came across a Horseshoe Crab, which looks an awful lot more like a dinosaur than a crab if you ask me.

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It was a shame we couldn’t stay longer, but it was a rather lovely night stop nonetheless! Stay tuned for part 3 tomorrow!