Dauphin Island, AL
This morning Len, Judy and I headed out to Dauphin Island near Mobile. Dauphin is a narrow strip of land accessed over the causeway by one bridge or by ferry.
One end of the island appears to have year round residents, the other end weekend or summer homes high up on stilts. I found these "condos" interesting. Each one had a canal behind it with a small boat. The homes were a heck of a lot taller than wide.
It was a decent day for a walk along the beach so we took advantage of it, gathering seashells that we will send to our Maryland granddaughters.
At the opposite end of the island is Fort Gaines, started in 1819 and used during the Civil War. In 1864 Mobile was one of the last ports open to Blockade runners bringing supplies to the Confederacy.
The latrine room set near the bay. At high tide, waves would wash in and clean it out. EWWW!
Not far down the road is:
Len and I took a walk along this boardwalk.
To this small lake which signs say hold alligators, cottonmouths, snapping turtles and lots of fish. We did see many bluegills swimming around.
We saw no gators, no snakes, not even a single bird. The only wildlife we saw, aside from the fish, was this one lone turtle sunning itself on a log.
Next stop was Olive Garden back at Spanish Fort. We got back to the campground not long before social hour/coffee time at the club house. Too full to eat dinner tonight, too tired to stay awake much longer. Good night!
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