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Mar 22, 2013 - inland then to the beach

We took a drive inland today to have a look at the Lake Okeechobee area. Florida is very flat and inland from the ocean it is nicely treed and green. The area we drove in had several horse ranches and even some thorough-bred training ranches with stables that went on forever. The little towns were workingman towns with small stores and more modest homes but also an amazing number of mobile home and RV parks. Now why anyone would choose to live inland when Florida's coast is mostly one long gorgeous beach baffled these 2 islanders. There is...

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Mar 20, 2013 - floating and fending off 'gators

Kayaking the river was the morning activity as the weather was much brighter then expected. A quick brekky and we were on the river by 9:30AM!!! It was dead calm (Donna’s favourite way to paddle) as we weaved up the many bends in the river heading inland. Of course the river is tidal and the receding tide meant we were fighting the current to go upstream and could look forward to the same coming back against a rising tide. Typical Turner timing although we were missing the strong wind that usually is present the days we choose to paddle! As...

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Mar 19, 2013 - new area, new adventures

Time to explore our State Park so hopped on our bikes to see about the river campsites a few miles down the road. We stopped at a viewing platform because 3 young girls called to us to come see the ‘gator. It turns out these lovely misses were on a yearlong camping trip around the US and were being schooled by their parents. The parents, who were on their last leg back north to Pennsylvania, decided to work at the park a while until things warm up back home. The girls were very charming and self-assured which led us into a conversation with...

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Mar 18, 2013 - good-bye Miami - back to the country for us

We have seen Miami by bike, bus, trolley, people-mover, metro, kayak, ferry, car and foot so I guess it is time to move on up the road. After all this we have decided that Miami is just too big, too noisy, too busy, too..........much for us. No surprise there. The sights and sounds were amazing though and we are glad that we had the time to explore everywhere. We are leaving feeling that we have a good sense of the area and quite likely will not see it again, which is just fine with us. No toll freeway for us as my navigator spotted a road...

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