And now, the most interesting of our Everglades explorations. Arriving at Gulf Coast Visitors’ Center in the morning, we paid 25 dollars for an overnight wilderness permit (including one night of camping), and then we rented a canoe for an overnight camping excursion – that’s right, a canoe. Because we were headed to an island
It’s a national park. It’s a swamp. It’s a one-of-a-kind ecosystem. It’s a coastal wilderness. It’s an inland wilderness. It’s a vast tangle of sawgrass, mangroves, alligators and mosquitoes. It’s a tourist attraction. And it’s irresistible. So since we were passing through, we had to spend a couple of days exploring the formidable Florida Everglades.