Left Brain and I like see things all the way through ... and now we can say we've seen the beginning and end of the Suwanee River.
We saw the headwaters of the river while touring the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia earlier on our trek southward. Now we have seen where it empties out into the Gulf of Mexico in Suwanee Florida.
The River runs about 246 miles and it is a beauty.
Today we biked the Suwanee River Lower Refuge and enjoyed the solitude of being on this hard packed road...even with all the potholes.
When we came to a large pond I brought my bike to a stop as I spotted an alligator basking on the far shore.
|Check out the shore on the far side of the pond.|
Had he been nearer to me, I would have kept pedaling along.
|Yup - it's an alligator.|
|This was about half way towards him on the side of the pond.|
I'm sure he was only startled by my approach and left the bank for the safety of the water, but I wanted to be sure.
They can move very quickly, even on land, and I was pretty sure Left Brain can ride faster than I can so it was time to go.
There were many pretty flowers in the swampy areas as well as along the road.
When we returned to the car and locked up the bikes we took the short hike down to the river for a last look.
Long Live the Queen of the Suwanee River