On Sunday, June 10, the day of my festival -St Guy- I have the unpleasant one surprised to note after lunching that a dental inlay had left without leaving of address. It had been restuck in Seoul then checked in Draguignan. Mow the installation of a crown in the USA will cost an arm and a leg me meanly refunded by the Axa insurance supplemented by a few euros of the Social security and the mutual insurance company. Moreover after the catch of a print on Wednesday, June 13 I will wait two weeks for the installation of the crown. I must plan to remain in the area. This Monday morning as of early dawn I leaved Ochlockonee River Park with the bucolic view of a peacefully feeding herd of hinds. At present I am for two nights in Campers Inn not far from the dentist's surgery.
|Ochlockonee River Park in the early morning|
Tuesday 12th was a day of rest on standby appointment the following day at the dentist. Still a day without rain, but with a misty sky, a bearable heat of 28°C and a moisture of 50%. I prepared my stay in the State Parks of Florida where the available places are seldom especially in the weekend. But finally I booked five days in two parks, the continuation depends on the appointment to put the dental crown, to follow. In the afternoon I walked on the beach by taking baths.
|Panama City Beach|
Thus I was at the dentist at 8:00 to leave there at 10:30 that is to say 2:30 on the armchair. The dental practice is different from France. Here the dentist operates two patients at the same time with two assistants. Tools seem similar. But there is no spittoon, the assistant aspires with a pipe saliva and residues of the operation. I had entitled to three radios with a protective apron against radiations. The dentist practiced an endodontic, therapy of root channels etc. Finalement my visa card was painfully punctured. An appointment for the installation of the dental crown was taken on July 9th. Moreover I should take a medicine against the infections post-operative of the endodontic. I have appreciate that the receptionist speaks French. The address of the dentist's surgery is given in the partical information page. While leaving I went to McDo by quietly installing me in a corner to benefit from Internet connection in order to book a camp-site in state parks of Florida with the site www.reserveamerica.com. Alas most were already complete. Finally I succeed in finding a place in four of them, but on July 2nd I will be on a carpark in transit between two parks.
Grayton Beach State Park was the first park where I spent three nights. The second day as of early dawn I undertook a ballade by bicycle by traversing Flatwood Trail about 15 km with a departure and a return to the beach. As accustomed in the American parks many interpretative signs allowed to get information. The cycle of food in the ecosystem is one of most interesting. Backwards I had a rest of a sea bathing. But the sky was darkening with bombshells and flashes streaking the black clouds. I returned to my truck to close the windows right before a violent storm falls down for nearly two hours. In the afternoon I went again to the white sand beach.
|GPS tracklog, Grayton Beach Cyclo|
Before the sun darts its rays and that the rain falls I undertook a walk by bicycle along CR 30-A with adetour towards Grayton Beach. The distance return was about 27 km, without interest if it is not to have had a physical-activity. Of course back I took a sea bathing which I reiterated in middle of afternoon.
|GPS tracklog, CR 30-A Cyclo|
I left Grayton Beach around 10:00 to go further of 60 km in Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park which accommodated to me for two nights only due to availabilities. After the installation of my truck on a very vast surface I traversed the Red Cedar Trail during about thirty minutes by observing the various species of trees with interpretive signs. Weather was dubious, overcast sky with a temperature about 29°C and a moisture of 38%.
On Sunday, June 17, I started in early morning on Nature Trails of the park in the hope of observing birds of prey. Alas in spite of a quiet and cautious progression with many stops, no volatile appeared. After seven km of walk in nearly three hours I returned vexed to my truck.
|GPS tracklog, Rocky Bayou rando|