Sunday, July 06, 2014

Afternoon stroll at Sanford River Walk

With all of the rain that we’ve had for the past couple of days, we decided to go on a trip that wouldn’t be as muddy as I expect most of the forests would offer today.  Tina and I decided to go for a stroll along the Sanford River Walk. 

It was a nice day and it wasn’t crowded at all.  There were several people fishing from the retaining wall, but I don’t think anything was biting… with one exception.  We came up on a mama duck quacking like she was extremely agitated.  Looking over the retaining wall at the water six feet below, we saw two ducklings who were just as agitated trying to figure out how to get up.
A man who was fishing nearby said that there were four of them, but an alligator just took the other two.  It seems that their wings weren’t developed enough to fly yet.

After getting to the end and coming back, Mama duck, Daddy Duck and the two ducklings were gone.  I’m guessing that the danger passed and mama led the babies out of the area.  At least that’s the story I’m going with.
We visited the Veteran’s Memorial Park, and read the historical placards along the way; this is a really nice spot to spend an afternoon.  Did you know they even have parking for an electric car?  About the time we were coming back to the truck the rain was just starting, so we timed this trip perfectly.

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