"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Weedon Island Preserve

>> Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yesterday was the first day of no reviews or midterms. Shortly after waking up, my fellow students and I got into two vans and were driven to Weedon Island Preserve. Upon our early arrival, we were able to look at the interactive cultural and ecological exhibit to learn about what the place was about. After a short walk on the boardwalk on the edge of the mangrove and a picnic lunch on the observation deck, we met Steve, the man in charge of the kayaks.
As we really became entrenched in paddling through the mangrove forests, I declared it was “like being Lewis and Clark.” We were surrounded by mangroves on both sides and and were going through tunnels with mangrove up above us as well. There were crabs, lizards, snakes, and we spotted a black crowned night heron hiding in the prop roots. After more exploration and capsizing a few of our kayaks, it was time to head back top the vans.
After returning to the ship, it was the first night that we had the chance to use our cell phones in over two months. Everyone was happy since we also had our first mail drop with letters. All in all it was a good day before spring break.

Anton Landauer (Student)


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