A short drive south of here is a place called Blue Cypress Lake. Looking at the map I was surprised it was so close, I’m thinking “why have I never been there?”

Well, the drive there was scenic and pastoral – easy to get to. But oh, my disappointment! No hiking trails, barely any shore access; they were waterlogged there.

Plan for next time… rent a boat! It is beautiful there, the water is clear, birds are everywhere. So I didn’t get the lake view scenes that I wanted, I met some nice people and had a good drive.