Monday, July 29 2019

 Naples Surfing

If you're planning to surf on your next visit to Florida I sure hope you're not coming to Naples. The gulf side is not where you want to be to surf, you want to ocean side where there are waves. You might find the waters in the gulf to be too choppy for your little fishing boat at times but that's about it. There's an exception now and then but that's only because bad things may be about to happen due to a hurricane approaching.

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Sunday, August 4 2019

 Janes Scenic Road

Janes Scenic Road was once a railroad bed for logging the Fakahatchee’s old-growth Cypress trees in the 1940s. Today, this unimproved narrow dirt road gives visitors access to a portion of Florida’s remaining subtropical wilderness in Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. The Drive starts at the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park’s ranger station and terminates 11 miles later at the boundary with Picayune Strand State Forest where it now ends.

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 A brief description and Photos of The Everglades

The Everglades is a subtropical wetland ecosystem covering two million acres across central and south Florida. During the rainy season, Lake Okeechobee overflows and send water into a very slow moving, very shallow river dominated by sawgrass marsh. The water flows south, passing through diverse habitats, of cypress swamps, wet prairies, and mangroves, until it reaches Everglades National Park and eventually Florida Bay.

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 CREW Bird Rookery Swamp

The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail is one of the places I visit regularly that's adjacent to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. It has 12 miles trails that include an 1,800-foot boardwalk that's all that's accessible as I write this. Everything after the boardwalk is closed for protection of wildlife. I'm not sure what that entails but I hope it re-opens before too long.

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 Blowing Rocks

Blowing Rocks Preserve is located in Hobe Sound on narrow Jupiter Island, a barrier island between the Indian River Lagoon and the ocean. Stretching more than a mile along Jupiter Island, a limestone terrace meets the water and gives the area its name when water shoots into the air from holes in the Anastasia limestone. The best time to see the blowing water is in winter with high tide and rough waters.

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