“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.” — Marjory Stoneman Douglas… It got silent in our kayak, somewhere past the half-way mark of the 5.5-mile canoe trail through Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Kayaking back into the red mangroves, it gets quieter, the water a clear green. But the seven o’ clock breeze is what we really notice. It comes every few minutes and moves through us. The sky is a light blue, opaque in the west where a few puffs of clouds gather, and the sun is making its descent.