We parked up at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and immediately spotted something rustling in the trees surrounding the car park.
Raccoons! I know this is the equivalent of taking a picture of a pigeon back home because they’re so common but raccoons!
These little guys were obviously roasting in the heat and were even panting like dogs but would get down from the trees and rummage around bushes for food when they felt up to it.
We also spotted bizarre-looking white ibises.
Through the trees we reached the coast – a surprisingly busy beach with pristine white sands. We’ve never been the type of family to sit on a beach and soak up the sun – mainly because we’d be burnt to a crisp – so we went exploring!
It should go without saying now that we were obviously struggling in the heat but it was worth it to see this fluorescent tape in the sand! Baby turtles!
We followed the path towards the lighthouse which took us under a row of tall palm trees.
We were unfortunately too late to climb the lighthouse as it was just closing but a park ranger let us look up the spiral staircase.
It was a shame we couldn’t climb it but we still enjoyed sitting at the base in the shade and looking out over the Atlantic.
It was hard to believe that this is the same ocean as the dark and stormy waters back in the UK!
|Universal Studios Orlando||Key Biscayne|
|Cocoa Beach and Village||Orchids and Key Largo|
|Kennedy Space Center||Dolphin Research Center|
|Miami Beach||Key West|