Not lonely

While I had plenty of wildlife to photograph while I was in Florida, I have to admit that it was a bit more developed than most places I've lived, and this image illustrates it rather well.

There's good and bad to this, of course. While not the best of locations to do starfield images, I had much better horizons to do sunrises and approaching storm photos than I do now in central North Carolina, where it's actually difficult to see the sky below 20-30°. And it also didn't require a lot of effort to get away from this, either — development tends to be coastally-aligned, and the central portions of the state (which, granted, runs towards swampland) can be sparsely populated. In flying over the state at night, I was shocked at how few lights can be seen in some areas.

But yeah, Melbourne wasn't a place where you'd get lost in the dark.