It's Friday and I'm so glad. It's been a crazy week as expected but not as nutty as last week when the lunatics were let loose in New York. I close my photographic essay of the Everglades today with the true jewel of the Everglades, Cape Sable. It lies on the bottom of the peninsula in Florida Bay. It can only be reached by boat. These are pristine beaches that show you what all of the South Florida coast looked like before 1896, which is when Miami was settled and established as a City. There is nothing here but beach. No tourists. No loud radios. No rubbish. No noise other than the sounds of birds and insects. You can sit here on the beach and observe osprey and other sea birds and the songs Mother Nature feels like singing to you.
For me, this is the holiest of places that must be preserved and respected at all costs. This place belongs to God. He let's us appreciate it, but we must make sure he gets it back in the same condition he gave it to us.
As Marjory Stoneman Douglas noted in her classic, "River of Grass", "There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them."
It's a treasure that must be defended. Have a great weekend infidels.