As far as the houses went, they were unbelievable. All of them were 1million+, and the beachfront ones had to be all 5million+. We figured that we bicycled past more than 1 billion dollars of real estate today! Unbelievable. AND – a lot of them were on their own island in the middle of the marsh, or on an island with a few other houses.
Here are some of the especially huge houses we saw: Notice me standing on the front steps of this house for perspective on how ginormous it is!!
We’re pretty sure this is the biggest one we saw:
While we were looking at the houses, we had our first alligator sightings!!! This is the first one we saw:When we saw that alligator, he was sunning himself on the bank. Me, being the adventurous, animal loving-and-unafraid one, wanted to get Chris to take my picture with him. I was going to get closer to him, but Chris rather forcefully (for him) commanded me to stop, turn around, and get my picture taken from the road. So I turned around and posed, and I hear the alligator start running!!! Chris gasped, and I lost my unafraid facade and ran for my life!!! Next thing I know, Chris is laughing, because the alligator had just gotten spooked from us and jumped back into the pond! It was a hilarious moment, and it made Chris feel good to know that I, too, can be spooked by animals.
We saw another one a little farther away, and then I finally got my picture with alligator #3:
(notice the small body of water between me and alligator #3) :)
We ended up seeing six alligators total. Here are #5 and #6 (the biggest two we saw):
We also saw an eagle and his nest (nest in the center tree of the picture below):
We then went on a “marsh tower” to get a couple pictures of the marsh. It was very rickety and wiggly – it shook significantly every time we took a step!!
Here’s a picture from the tower:
A picture of us from the tower:
The rickety stairs down from the rickety tower:
It was a beautiful night, and so it was great to go out to dinner. Here are pictures of us at the Bohicket Marina where we ate dinner:
And here’s a really cool picture that Chris took of a deer on the way home from dinner: