Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This Is Not A Taste Test
OK, one unattractive feature about the
Dismal Swamp is the water color. Much of the ICW in this area has waters dark with tannic acid, which is produced from decaying organic matter such as tree leaves. However, the Dismal Swamp water was really dark. For a comparison, we filled three glasses: filtered tap water, iced tea, and Dismal Swamp water. The filtered tap water in the picture above is obvious, and that’s what water looked like (heavy sigh). Can you guess which of the other two contains the Bahamas Dismal Swamp water and which contains the iced tea? I thought not! Actually, if the iced tea glass hadn’t had condensed water on it because it was cold, we might have ended up dumping the tea and drinking the swamp water.