Flex and friends are hard !
Flamingo lies at the end of the road. Campgrounds are surrounded by walls of moonflower vines with large heart shaped leaves. Every leaf shelters 50 snoozing mosquitoes.
Listen ! some snore. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzfluhfluhfluh Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzflhufluhfluh.
Small black mosquitoes with no stinging chemicals during bite and siphon.
I’m down there in 2 weeks with a new Kelty Gunnison and an outer layer of A frame noseeum.
First trip, during this season, found me tented inside the new van’s cargo area with door seams covered with masking tape.
Hardy fisherman from Homestead regularly fished all night. Wanna be campers huddled inside the men’s room. Women begged me for a place in the van when too many cooked in their tent.
Six in a Walmart vinyl tent at 85 degrees. No problem.
Over at the marina packing the yak…45 minutes…rental cars would drive in carrying Euro’s wondering what lay at road’s end.
There’s a AAA FDR parking lot with trees.
The mosquito do not sting. Hehehehehehehehee
So every 15 minutes a rental car filled with Euro or Tennesseans would pull up, passengers out then walking to ranger’s station..
About 100’ out their nervous systems would tell them…
YO FRITZ WE’RE COVERED WITH MOSQUITOES
And they dance slap dance n slap.
Doin a jig caws daze covered with mosquitoes
Every 15 minutes..
Come on down ! try the B-52’s…
Rangers have pet names for the beasties.
The brochure sez: biting insects.
Up in the Thousand Islands are horseflies…fishflies…size of small birds. They fly and land in formation. Like small military aircraft.