After some heavy showers, the monkey caught this image from his French balcony at his hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. The blue bridge is the historic Main Street Bridge that spans the St. John’s River. The hardest part of taking this photo was that the camera kept fogging up. See more nighttime challenge entries at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Continue reading Photo Challenge Redux: Nighttime
The waterfront in Jacksonville, Florida is a beautiful on a Sunday morning without thunderstorms. Kongo has visited this area twice before and was chased underneath bridges because of nearby lightening bolts and thundering rain. Not yesterday. Finally a clear day.
Today Kongo visits the historic Castillo de San Marcos in Saint Augustine, Florida. This massive fortress was built by the Spanish in 1672 as an outpost to protect their empire in the New World and protect the town of St. Augustine, which they founded in 1565.
Kongo is in Florida for a few weeks and got up early this morning to capture the sunrise at the beach at Big Amanda Island northeast of Jacksonville. Pam, one of Kongo’s favorite bloggers, told him about this beach over dinner in San Diego a few months ago, so the monkey was really happy to finally get a chance to see it in person.
Many thanks to fellow blogger Pam who turned Kongo on to alligators. She promised interesting photos, lots of alligators, and some great birds and that is exactly what the monkey found when he visited the Alligator Farm and Zoological Gardens in St. Augustine, Florida this afternoon. Continue reading “Monkey at the Alligator Farm”