Just a few things to share with all of you concerning our latest camping trip. We spent 2 nights at Watson Place and one night on Rabbit Key. The paddle was fantastic with good tide conditions and the winds mostly worked to our advantage. The stay at Watson was interesting. First, it was overgrown in a significant way, lots of tall grass for the numerous butterflies and bees. Speaking of bees, there was a honey comb the size of a basketball stuck to a rusted piece of old farm equipment leftover from Watson's heyday. Got some close up shots of the colony busy at work making what is probably very delicious honey.
I have never seen Watson Place so overgrown as this time. Is this a sign of things to come? I spoke with a ranger about that out of curiosity and also to discuss the continuing problem with the port-o-lets. It boils down to lack of personnel basically. So what's new. Again, they have only one man and one boat in the 10,000 islands area to empty the pottys. So be prepared and bring TP!
If Watson had been busy as it usually is, we would have needed something to cut down the grass in order to set up camp. But all in all, it was a great trip. Got the photos to prove it.
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