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Leaving Anastasia State Park and Heading for New Adventures

We have been here at Anastasia State Park for four months now and this Sunday we are packing up and heading to Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero Florida just above Bonita Springs.

While we were here we enjoyed working as camp hosts, meeting new people  working with the Rangers and other volunteers, we made new friends and had some great times.

Fishing, Camping, Travel
Fishing here is really different from fishing in Virginia.

I did a little fishing and Jay, another one of the volunteers gave me a 6 foot cast net that I learned to throw like a pro and catch bait to fish with.

Down here in Florida they use artificial bait but also fiddler crabs, blue crabs and minnows.  Also if a fiddler crab get ahold of your finger it hurts…  LOL!! Continue reading Leaving Anastasia State Park and Heading for New Adventures

My First Turtle Nest Patrol

Today I was allowed to go on a sea turtle nest patrol with park ranger Drew Turner and we found a new nest of turtle eggs.  Sea turtles only come in at night to lay eggs and the park rangers only go out in the morning at sunrise to see if any have come to shore and laid their eggs.

As we drove down the beach we looked for turtle tracks leading up to the sand dunes.  We were told by a man named Doc that he had seen turtle tracks further down the beach and we headed towards the tracks. Continue reading My First Turtle Nest Patrol