Early morning visit to La Chua trail (Payne’s Prairie, Gainesville, FL). A few years ago, nature reclaimed the long arm of this trail with flooding that failed to recede. This year, only the boardwalk is left. The water was high on both sides, coming approximately 4 feet from the floorboards.
Although anoles enjoy hunting and sunning themselves on the boardwalk’s steel mesh, it keeps people from falling in and gators from stretching across the walkway. There are monsters below, hidden by an overgrowth of Water Hyacinth.