It is that time of year again. People from everywhere descend on Titusville to count how many birds they get to see and identify. We attend to learn new places to visit and see birds.
|Brown Pelicans, the immature one is on top|
The boat ride through the locks was the best bird viewing and also education and fun for us.
Our last day in St Augustine was very fun. We slept in and then went to climb the 209 light house stairs. They have a very good light house museum and the only one in the country that owns the lens inside that is in private hands. It is a 1st order lens and stands about ten feet tall, that is a lot of glass prisms. It is still used as a navigation station and still uses the old 1000 watt incandescent light bulb. It has a tiny Halogen backup if the main bulb burns out.
|Osprey has a fish under his left talon|
They have to clean the lens each week now, much better than every two hours back in the pig lard lamp days. Then it was Wahoo steaks and a walk on the beach and a safe drive back to the Cabana for us.