If you were in a kayak and saw this mass of Red Mangroves, would you think you were at the end of your trip?
End of the road?NO - it’s just the beginning.
The entrance is well hidden. Our first time into the tunnel was with a group. We wanted to return by ourselves so that we could spend as much time as we wanted “on the other side.”
Inside the tunnel.
The tunnel is about 1/8 mile long with lots of turns and low-hanging trees:
Mark making a turn.
It’s pretty amazing - but wait - it gets even better. At the end of the tunnel is a truly beautiful spot with lots of birds, fish, jelly fish, crabs, and even Key deer.
The end of the tunnel.
We got closer looks at the Great White Heron, and saw some Key Deer wading in the water. Red Mangrove leaves are a major food item for them, and you've got to get wet to reach them!
The Mangrove tunnel is the only way in and out of this amazing spot. We were the only people here. It was wonderful.
We also saw this pair of crabs, concentrating on making more crabs. We let them be...
|Looks like a plant, right?|
|Cassiopea Jellyfish on it's side|
After about an hour in the small lagoon, we decided it was time to head back. Can you find your way out?