|Courthouse, Collier County|
|Serious commercial crabbing|
|Vultures on roof|
|These alligators are not lawn ornaments|
|Across the road|
But it can be frightening and hostile, too, if you're unfamiliar with it, and there are no beaches in the Everglades. As is true along more of Florida's coastline than you might imagine, it's often necessary to go offshore in a boat to find a sandy picnic spot.
|Out past the mangrove islands...|
|...a sandy beach!|
The sun was setting as we turned back toward land. It was another beautiful south Florida sunset, the end of another lovely day with friends.