So, my last trip to the Congaree National Park in South Carolina found me at a brand new Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia wherein only 3 staff members and virtually no guests wore masks. Food servers wore no masks, One evening the lobby/bar was filled with maskless real estate agents.
I said to myself, “Self! It is a small wonder that cases and deaths are soaring. People have stopped trying to flatten the curve.” And thus, I have quit traveling even by car.
Nonetheless, there has been lots of encouraging news recently; vaccines are rolling forward, and testing shows great promise for travelers.
I’m also finding that nature photography is rather difficult. Wild animals don’t sit still and pose, but I have bought a canoe so that I can paddle our wetlands to get closer, plus I have a daughter who lives down by the Everglades, so winter will not deter me.
So, in the new year I look forward to venturing south into the Everglades & renting a house close enough to my daughter that I can be a burden.
Enjoy these pictures that I’ve taken recently at Jekyll Island & the Okefenokee Swamp, etc.