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Day 4 - 23rd May 2012

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Biscayne National Park & Key Largo

Lizards, fossil coral & fishing boats

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Not too many photo's on day 4 - partly due to my seasickness, which gave me the unphotogenic view of the underside of a table for a couple of hours in the afternoon.

First stop was Biscayne National Park, the vast majority of which is under the sea.

Male Cuban Anole...





This Sea Slater (large aquatic woodlouse) was a good inch in length...




Much of the coast is made of fossilised coral, which has been pushed up and exposed...




Fossilised Sea Fan...




More bold Anole lizards... wait for it...




Bang, there it is, the male anole shows off its fancy dewlap to a disinterested prospective mate...




Faint outline of Miami on the horizon in the far distance...




She's on a roll, Miche finds another plaque to help make up for the missing Hemingway one...




Miche (Grouper Queen) and her sea legs, on a squally fishing trip off Key Largo. I didn't find my sea legs, so after catching a Grunt and a Porcupine Fish, I turned green, then grey, then white, before being sick and spending the rest of the trip lying on a hard bench looking at the underside of a table...




The biggest catch of the day on the boat...




The night's lullaby chorus was provided by the bark of a lizard sheltering in our air conditioning unit...



Next stop - day 5 - Shark Valley

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Day 1 - Travel Day 2 - Everglades NP Day 3 - Florida Keys 
Day 4 - Biscayne NP Day 5 - Shark Valley Day 6 - Kayak & Boat
Day 7 - Fossil Hunting Day 8 - Manatees part 1 Day 9 - Manatees part 2
Day 10 - Memphis Day 11 - Memphis to Gatlinburg Day 12 - Dollywood
Day 13 - Cades Cove Day 14 - Mount LeConte Day 15 - Gatlinburg to DC
Day 16 - Washington Day 17 - Smithsonian