It’s not that bad.
I took a trip to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, USA. In winter, it’s a lovely weekend trip, but I wouldn’t risk it in summer; the mosquitos must be horrendous.
Along the gravel car trail, there is a small trail to the 800-year-old tree, and as I reached the end of the boardwalk, I was a bit let down due to the lack of a plaque or sign.
As I scanned left to right, I thought, how will I know which one is 800….oh there it is!
You might be thinking, why it’s the same height as the others trees? Funny answer, it’s been hit by lightning a couple of times, and it took a bit off the top each time.
The big drawl of the GDS is Lake Drummond, the largest natural lake in Virginia, and it’s full of bald cypress trees.
I nice short to enjoy late fall weather, and not a lot of people so real quiet and peaceful.