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Paddles with manatees

As I paddled up Crystal Spring, I was trying to convince myself that even if I didn’t see any manatees, it still was worth the trip. The weather was perfect. The water was calm and clear. My kayak already was … Continue reading

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Return to Silver Springs

I heard them long before I spotted them. After scanning the shoreline for a few moments, I saw furtive movements. About 20 rhesus monkeys were along the shoreline. Their shrieking stopped when they saw me, but after they realized I … Continue reading

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Headbanging in Florida …

Uno Mas Tiempo SCENT OF REMAINS | MySpace Music Videos Got to catch Scent of Remains while I was in Florida recently. Awesome show, and the bar recorded it. Herbie serves up some tasty solos here. My head still is … Continue reading

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Kayaking Florida: Silver Springs

Since my kayak obsession began, I’ve been a hermit paddler. I tend to go out alone as much out of necessity as of desire. Not terribly smart, really. But I just haven’t found anyone yet who shares my passion for … Continue reading

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Kayaking Florida: Juniper Springs

When Bill, who drives the shuttle back to the rec area arrived to take my boat back, he corrected my misinformation and told them they could park in one of the three designated spots there and they had to fish downstream of the bridge. … I stopped at a Winn Dixie on my way over to get a water bottle for that purpose, but when I got back into my truck I forgot to put my headlights back on, which prompted a sheriff’s officer to pull me over to warn me that you have to have your lights on in the fog.

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Kayaking Florida: Gum Slough

It’s the night before I’m scheduled to leave for Florida to visit my parents and kayak in the Ocala area, and Lara appears in the Bobatorium. I’m basking in the glow of high definition hockey. She’s bearing gifts a full … Continue reading

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