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Florida paddle adventures 2/06

In February 2006, I explored Southern Florida attractions, including, Sanibel Island by bicycle and the Everglades by kayak. A highlight was a guided tour of Big Cypress Preserve, next to the Everglades. I paddled through mangrove tunnels, saw large waterbirds and got close and cozy with alligators.
This bird stood motionless, hoping to pounce on shrimp from a fisherman.

This bird stood motionless, hoping to pounce on shrimp from a fisherman.

Renting a bike is a fun way to explore Sanibel Island
Renting a bike is a fun way to explore Sanibel Island
Nature preserves on Sanibel attract a variety of birds - and tourists
Nature preserves on Sanibel attract a variety of birds - and tourists
Spreading its wings, this butterfly took off in a blink
Spreading its wings, this butterfly took off in a blink
The majestic red-shouldered hawk
The majestic red-shouldered hawk
Gators, as the locals call them, are prehistoric-looking
Gators, as the locals call them, are prehistoric-looking
Check out that fabulous manicure
Check out that fabulous manicure
The great blue heron
The great blue heron
Look closely and you will spot the baby
Look closely and you will spot the baby
Norman is at ease in his kayak
Norman is at ease in his kayak
Alligators don't prey on people
Alligators don't prey on people
Richard has guided kayak tours for 9 years for Ivey House in Everglades City
Richard has guided kayak tours for 9 years for Ivey House in Everglades City
Norman enters the mangrove tunnel
Norman enters the mangrove tunnel
And there is light at the end of the tunnel
And there is light at the end of the tunnel
I enjoyed kayaking and it is a great workout
I enjoyed kayaking and it is a great workout
We stayed at the Ivey House the night before our trip and booked the kayak trip through them
We stayed at the Ivey House the night before our trip and booked the kayak trip through them
We had big appetites after our adventures and dined well thanks to dad and Brenda!
We had big appetites after our adventures and dined well thanks to dad and Brenda!
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