6.06.2008

Castaway Island Preserve

D had a surprise for me! "Bring your camera" he said. Well, I had a new lens ready to hit the streets! We were off.

The destination? Castaway Island Preserve!! Isn't that a whimsical name?

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Entrance sign


This little preserve is a nature retreat in Jacksonville, close to the beach. It has a tiny little kayak launch at the end of the trail that goes off into the marshes.

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Bronze sculpture


A sign there warned you to be aware of tide times as at low tide the waters were not navigable. And, sure enough, tide was out when we arrived and it was all mud. But it was extremely interesting to see what comes out to play when the tide is out!

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Little crabs...thousands of them


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Tide out


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Some water, here and there


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Thick green grasses


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Fields and forest


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Flowers...


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...and more flowers.


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Pine in the setting sun

2 comments:

barefootnikki Sunday, June 08, 2008  

Excellent use of the word "whimsical" and i love the pic of the bronze sculpture.
Great shots!

annie Sunday, June 08, 2008  

Thanks. This weekend has been extraordinarily wonderful! Plus I've had so much fun testing and learning my new lens.

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