After years of wanting to visit Florida’s remote Everglades National Park and surrounding areas, we’ve finally made it this winter, setting up camp alongside the Barron River in Everglades City.
Everglades City is a total of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km) with a resident population of less than 500. No main stores, no fast food, just a small, resilient fishing community that has endured hurricane after hurricane, their last major devastation occurring with Irma in September 2017.
We picked Everglades City for its laid-back/no crowds atmosphere and as an excellent nature/wildlife pivot point to the surrounding nature areas. No traffic congestion here.
When I would think of Florida as a kid, I would think Pelicans. They were cool with their awkwardness and prehistoric looks.
Brown Pelican – “Why The Long Face?”
I will enjoy my Pelican opportunities!