Royal Terns Savor Gulf Coast Sunshine in Naples
One half of the Turtle Journal team researches the “beach scene” along the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. Regal visitors such as these royal terns flock to the warm sands of Vanderbilt Beach in February. Shores abound in variety and vibrancy.
Contrasting with southerly vistas of glistening sands and bountiful wildlife in Florida, the other half of the Turtle Journal team slogs through jumbles of ice floes that clog bayside estuaries of Outer Cape Cod. January Wolf Moon tides piled multi-ton ice slabs onto the marsh like too generous servings of IHOP pancakes.
Ice Floes Clog Loagy Bay in South Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Today’s posting compares visual vignettes from the two research sites: a Dickensian Tale of Two Journals.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair …“
Tropical Coconut Washes Ashore on Gulf Coast
Ice Clogged Inside “Elbow” of Cape Cod Bay
Stone Crab on Vanderbilt Beach
Arctic-Like Conditions at Point of Rocks, Brewster
Southwest Florida Horseshoe Crab