I took a drive to Chokoloskee, a very small town of fewer than 400 inhabitants. It is on a small island at the northern edge of the Ten Thousand Islands, connected to Everglades City on the mainland by a causeway. Chokoloskee was home to indigenous Calusa before Europeans arrived. Today there are fishing, boating, camping, occasional rental homes and ecotourism.
At "The Fishing Hole" -- a boat ramp -- pelicans fly in and out.
And perch and preen themselves.