29 Jan Mary From Minnesota
You never know who you will run into on the island. Today, I went to the north end of Cayo Costa for a cookout. I heard a lady say, “I am Mary from Minnesota”. Last December I brought her and her daughter from the south end of the island up to the cabins. We were the only three people on the island that day. She has been camping on the island since the 80’s . Her knowledge of the island intrigues me and she is a wealth of knowledge.
Today, she asked if I had ever been to a certain part of the island which she described with great detail. After many minutes of thought, I told her I had not been there. She asked if I wanted to go. That took all of 2 seconds to decide. We traveled to the location, boating then hiking for awhile. WOW!!!!! Did I say, “WOW!” The spot she took me to was amazing! It was a spot I had never been to before. The Joe Wood Tree in the third photo up is the largest species I have ever witnessed. The whole place was unbelievable. The oaks were stunning. The elevation intriguing. I enjoyed today immensely. I look forward to learning and researching more about the unusual location I was shown today. Thank you Mary from Minnesota for showing me a place on Cayo Costa I did not know existed. I am still mystified.