Exploring Indiana’s Wabashiki Wetlands

Wabashiki Banner

The Wabashiki Wetlands are part of a larger Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA) west of Terre Haute, Indiana. Wabashiki has been featured frequently by the local media for recreational opportunities as well as bird watching.

While I’m focusing on kayaking for this post, I don’t want to ignore what else Wabashiki has to offer. Dewey Point has free parking with restrooms, picnic tables, and a chance for bird watching. From Dewey Point, there’s a seven mile trail between West Terre Haute and the wetlands. There is also a check in at Dewey Point for hunting.

Read more

Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

IMG_20190329_164533.jpg

Castillo San Felipe del Morro (also known as El Morro) is a citadel located in San Juan in north western Puerto Rico.  King Charles V of Spain ordered construction of the citadel in 1539.  It remained under Spanish control until 1898 when Spain ceded control of Puerto Rico to the United States under the Treaty of Paris.  The US military controlled El Morro until 1961.

Read more

Fort Macon, Carteret County, North Carolina

IMG_20200509_123616.jpg
Construction on Fort Macon began in 1826 in response to the War of 1812 and other European conflicts.  It was built as part of the Second System of US Fortifications.  The Fort’s main claim to fame was the Civil War battle fought on April 25, 1862.  Union forces commanded Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside had been working through eastern North Carolina.  Brig. Gen. John G. Park, under Burnside’s command, was ordered to capture the Fort from the Confederacy.  Union forces laid siege to the fort using four gun boats, floating batteries, and new rifled cannons.  The fort took 560 hits.  Confederate Col. White surrendered the fort the next morning.  The fort remained under Union control for the rest of the war.

Read more

Shades State Park, Waveland, Indiana

Shades State Park

Shade State Park in west central Indiana is simply beautiful.  Its often overlooked as many Hoosiers choose Turkey Run, a nearby state park, but Shades has plenty to offer.  Its usually less crowded with the views as still amazing.  There is plenty of hiking between canyons and cliffs across the 3000 acres.

Read more