The weather was absolutely perfect for exploring. Kathy from Tampa and I covered a lot of different ecosystems. We started on the flats walking and talking about everything we observed. Next it was off to the outer islands. A new sandbar had recently emerged in the Gulf. The wind was calm so we went exploring in "Terra Incognito". I love it when the situation presents itself. After the newly formed sand spit was explored we went to another island. This island was full of wildlife and shells and empty of people. The back country was another gem of surprises on this day. It was a most pleasurable day on the water with Kathy exploring places just off the far horizon.