Story and Photographs by Useppa Gin
It's that busy time of year on Useppa. Almost Easter and Spring Breaks are in full swing.
Boys on the island built a chess piece and palm frond fort. At Useppa's southern tip, fresh flowers, new notes and creative trinkets are the personal signatures left behind by visitors to the grotto tucked under the mangroves. Bill Marquardt, Director of the Randell Center across the water, and his partner from the University of Florida, fellow archaeologist Karen Walker stopped by for an Open House at the Coyles' home. Islanders dropped in to hear the latest in Randell news and learn more about Karen's latest discoveries in Useppa digs.
The pool is filled with all ages, the Butterfly Garden spruced up with new plants, the Marina busy, fishing guides booked, and families everywhere. And Easter is only days away.