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... all kinds of fish. I had a mahi-mahi sandwich. Speaking to a couple of locals on what to do in the afternoon, recommended to check out Honda Bahai, a small nature reserve nestled off the main highway. Pulling in we could smell a really harsh stink, speaking to the ranger she said that from all the ****** weather in the morning loads of seaweed had been washed ...
... which would put us about half way to Marathon. Even though we would not be traveling together, it was comforting to know that somewhere out there on the big, blue ocean we had company
The weather was good the day we left Napels with seas and winds predicted to be manageable if not ideal. We made a graceful exit from (meaning we did not mix up markers or run aground) and headed out to the Gulf for our second solo journey. Unfortunately, the winds soon picked up as did ...
... through the mangroves and palms.At the point there are pretty views of Florida Bay. We could see the roof of our Condo in the distance.Later in the day we went back to Sombrero Beach. Most of the sea grass must have been blown away by the storm and the beach was beautiful. Ahh! hot sand and salt water! My prescription for ...
... including the Florida panther (did not see any), the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee, and supports 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles.
The video slideshow below shows many of the wildlife we saw during our visit. Sit back and enjoy the show.
The Everglades, before people settled in South Florida, was the entire area from Lake Okeechobee (which means big water) south to Florida Bay -- basically all of the southern tip of the peninsula. Today's Everglades National Park is less than 50% of what existed of the 'Glades before all the drainage efforts started. The size of the Everglades National Park is 1,509,000 acres,
The sun was just beginning to rise over Fort ...
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