Delnor Wiggins State Park
We loaded our Kayaks on the car and headed for Delnor Wiggins State Park is on the ocean in North Naples. We put the boats in on the bay side and paddled around the fringes of the bay. The shore vegetation was mostly mangrove. We soon discovered that easing along with the current as silently as possible we could closely observe the shore birds. Our first outing with the Kayaks proved to be all we could have hoped for.
| ||This putting Kayaks on and off the car is getting to be a pain...|| |
| ||Riding pretty low in the water (keeps me unobtrusive to the wildlife -- riiight)|| |
| ||Haven't quite gotten my Kayaking balance and camera operating skills in sync, yet|| |
| ||Marsha paddling up a cut in the mangrove|| |
| ||Turning around after it got too shallow for me|| |
| ||Two ibises (good crossword puzzle / scrabble word|| |
| ||Click to enlarge and check out ibis in flight|| |
| ||Check out how this bird ...|| |
| ||... is perched above the water and spits out the water ...|| |
| ||... after plunging his/her beak to take a drink/eat|| |
Then it was time for some sun and sand. Each of the five parking areas have easy beach access paths, picnic groves, restrooms and outdoor showers. The sand is almost powdery and feels scrumptious between your toes. We didnít venture into the water as the air temperature was still a bit cool (60ís) but we were content to just sitting there in the sun with sand between our toes while listening to the surf.
| ||This was from one of the Naples Town Beaches, but where we were was similar|| |