not stop by Florida on our way
home from Canada?
Late August, 2010, for 12 mostly rainy days.
There was a huge storm that hung over us from Michigan all the way into
Areas Explored: Eastern
U.P., North Shore of Lake Huron, Algonquin PP, Thousand Islands,
Northern Alleghenies, the Chesapeake, Carolina coasts, northern Florida,
southeast Alabama (13
states, 1 federal district, & 1 provinces
Transportation: 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
From pines to palms... From moose to manatees...
various shorebirds, seagulls, and cranes; a black
bear, pelicans, horseshoe crab, puffer fish carcass, manatees,
spoonbill, dolphins, tortoises, racoons, and various lizards,
but no moose at all
Scott, Jessica, & Andrew
Day 1: Spent the day at Warren Dunes SP, MI,
tenting there overnight. Day 2:
Drove up to the U.P., camping just south of Brevoort, MI, at Lake
Michigan NRA. Day 3: Spent the day on
Mackinac Island and then camped for another night at Brevoort. Day 4:
Crossed into Canada at the Sault Ste. Marie and then continued east
along the north shore of Lake Huron, stopping at Chutes PP and then
carrying on to overnight at North Bay, ON. Day 5:
A very rainy morning looking for moose in Algonquin PP then headed south
across the Thousand Islands into New York, stopping in Scranton, PA. Day
Another rainy morning across Pennsylvania, clearing up while
visiting Washington, DC, then we continued into Peterburg, VA .
Day 7: From Petersburg we drove south
tthrough the Carolinas to the shore at Myrtle Beach, SC. Day
8: From Myrtle Beach we continued along the coast to
Charleston and vicinity. After a quick stop in Savannah, we ended day at
St. Augustine, FL. Day 9: Most of the day
spent at Anastasia SP's beach and poking through the Florida coast to
Daytona Beach, where we took a long walk. Day 10:
Spent the day spotting wildlife at Merritt Island NWR
and Cape Canaveral NS and then headed inland across horse ranches and
orchards to Ocala.
Day 11: From Ocala we headed northwest to the
Gulf, stopping by Manatee Springs, ending the day in Auburn, AL.
Day 12: After a morning tour of the Tuskegee
Institute, headed across the South all the way back home via Nashville.