|Flying Eagle Preserve trail|
Unhappily the trail experience lived on as we noted ticks and insect bites throughout the rest of the day, this despite the liberal (if I may use that word) use of insect repellent. I seemed to have gotten the worst of it. I itched like crazy for three days.
We decided to layup at the B&B for a while and regroup. I don't know how to describe our B&B fully. It started life as a hunting lodge on an island. Several features suggest that in its time, it was a real knockout. But it is somewhat faded now. The current owner offers B&B services as well as event hosting. It was pleasant enough but the six small furry dogs felt like overkill to me.
Before dinner we walked through a park and saw our first Florida fauna and flora. Fabulous. We also saw that mainstay of Florida sporting life, the shuffleboard arena.
After a nice dinner, we read for a while then to sleep in bed that did not move.