Travel film explores Southeast Coast's natural wonders

2014-04-04T00:15:00Z Travel film explores Southeast Coast's natural wonders The Billings Gazette

The travel film, “Natural Wonders of the Southeast Coast,” part of the Golden K Kiwanis Travel Film Series, will be screened on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Middle School.

The journey begins in Virginia Beach as filmmakers follow the coast south through the Outer Banks of North Carolina on take a 4-wheel adventure along the beach to explore the many lighthouses. A scenic ferry ride takes viewers and the RV back to the mainland where they can head to South Carolina and Myrtle Beach. An eco-tour explains how important the marsh is to the creatures that inhabit it, like oysters, crabs, wading birds and manatees.

The Kennedy Space Center is world famous, but did you know that the Merritt Wildlife Refuge is nearby? The film shows the age-old ritual of the giant loggerhead turtle.

The Everglades is another destination for viewing natural wonders. The national park is one of the most unusual in the country. Alligators and crocodiles are king among the many species of wildlife. Along the way, there’s scuba diving with sharks, catching giant tarpon, filming the endangered Key Deer, kayaking through mangroves, and taking an ultralight flight. The film adventure ends in quirky Key West with a trip to the beautiful Dry Tortugas.

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