Friday, July 16, 2010

Wading vacation

When I was a kid back in Missouri, my father used to float down rivers in what was called a john boat. No rowing, just floating.

I was reminded of this when I read about river wading, an activity (and good exercise—like water aerobics with bugs) on Marco Island, Florida, near the Everglades.

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At Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, called the Amazon of North America, is a slow moving river of clear, thigh-deep water. You can take a five-hour walking (er, wading) tour of it for $50 between November and the end of April. Call ahead at
(239) 695-1023

For the wading averse (there's stuff down there) there are boardwalks and canoes.

What DOES lie beneath? Gators.

We didn’t have those in Missouri.

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