We have to learn to not depend on our GPS. After several detours, we made it safely to
The park itself is basically a parking lot, but on the other side of the dunes
is the beach!
We're here for the Whooping Crane Festival which starts Thursday. There will be several boat trips, birding 101, a photography class, and driving to several birding spots. We're hoping we'll be able to identify a few birds when we are finished.
This morning, we took a walk on the beach.
The shorebirds were out to greet us.
This gull was working diligently on the fish.
There is also a man of war warning for the water, some have washed up on the beach. We're not planning on getting in the water. It's still a chilly 64 degrees.
We walked to the jetty and then returned back to the state park.
The afternoon was warm and we spent it outside reading. It was a great day!