Our destination today was a State Park at an estuary area of the coast where we were told many bird species are found.
A heavy shower drenched the bike as we were getting our gear packed and it as though we were in for another wet day. Fortunately a quick look at the weather channel told us that It would soon be past and when we set off the sun was shining.
The journey to the coast was a relatively easy 100 miles or so but one stretch was a straight road for about 40 miles
We also passed the US Marines training base. They are slightly different to our Marines !
|On the left is an F4 Phantom. I helped work on these when I was a Cadet and then again when in the Army supporting the RAF.|
|These creepers were all over the place. Makes it all look a lot more spooky.|
|A Northern Cardinal|
|A view of the estuary looking out to sea.|
|One of the paths on the State Park|
|There used to be a beach out here somewhere. Note the abandoned beach hut on stilts far left. They have had some serious erosion issues here lately.|
|An Osprey drying its wings.|
|A lesser spotted idiot about to enter the Boondocks bar.|
Wikipedia: The term boondocks is an American English term for a remote, usually brushy rural area; or to a remote city or town that is considered unsophisticated. (Suited us down to the ground).