Deer are a common sight along the boardwalks in both the Pines and - pictured here near the entrance to the "Meat Rack" - Cherry Grove. The Meat Rack is the scrub-forested section of wilderness that divides Cherry Grove from the Pines
. You can walk along the paths through this lightly wooded area to get between the two communities (or walk along the beach, or take a water taxi). More infamously, the Meat Rack is a popular place for men to cruise out in the open for sex. This practice isn't legally sanctioned, but it's largely accepted and condoned. While we're talking about safety precautions in the Meat Rack, watch for deer ticks - Lyme disease
is not uncommon in this part of the world.