The morning after the night’s anchorage turned out to be completely quiet – the mirror-like surface of the Alligator River reflected both the sky and the trees on the banks, and movement along it bore some kind of surreal image of inverted space. After completing our morning CTD cast, we set out on a journey along the mirror and wondered – why Alligator River? The name seemed to come from the resemblance of the river’s outline to an alligator, but in fact, these animals are present on its banks. We didn’t see any alligators, but again, there were plenty of eagles and other birds. At the end of the day, we docked at the R.E. Mayo Seafood Marina – a fishing boatyard that offers docks for transient boats and charges such a minimal fee for its services ( $16 for our boat) that it beat the prices even of Canadian dock fishermen, who charged $20 per boat. In addition, the marina store had a good selection of seafood at attractive prices.