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Rest Day on Dauphin Island

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April 22: Dauphin Island

Sleeping in seems to mean 7 am, instead of 6 am or earlier. I actually wrote yesterday’s blog this morning before starting other activities.

Susan and I had decided to walk rather than bike to explore the island: we were gone 7 hours and apparently walked about 5 miles total. My legs and feet are protesting tonight, but hopefully will work on the bike in the morning.

We wandered east on Bienville Blvd, past the water tower.

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Then on to Cadillac Park and this beautiful live oak tree.

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Further on was the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, where we were more interested in the flowers than the birds, until we discovered this turtle on the trail laying and burying eggs. I felt as if I were viewing a video on the Discovery Channel.

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Down at the ferry dock, we had a great view of the nearby natural gas rig, and the approaching ferry.

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At Fort Gaines, we opted not to pay for admission. And at the Estuarium, we wandered the boardwalk but did not pay admission to the Sea Lab.

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Our return route was a bit more through the residential area, past the Indian Shell Mound Park.

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We stopped back near our condo for a bit of shopping, before I collapsed in a lounge chair near the pool.

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I decided not to join the group at a nearby restaurant for dinner, but rather ate half a sandwich and walked on the beach, enjoying the sand, birds, and sunset.

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While I should have relaxed and rested more, it was a GREAT DAY OFF!

2 Comments

  1. You have gone a long way in such a short time. You met with my husband in Duncan Az. Enjoy the rest of your journey & have a great time

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