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Browsing Archive: December, 2010

Disaster Strikes!

Posted by Florida Canoe Adventures on Wednesday, December 29, 2010,

 The first trip of the year was one to remember. The picture kinda tells the story. As always it's important to go with the flow. It was the day after Thanksgiving and the kids and I were making an impromptu trip down to the park. It was going to be a quick visit, we were only going to stay at the campground and do a little paddling about. No big deal. The drive down on the turnpike had been super quick. As always I was happy to leave the city and farm land behind and get into the park. Oddly...

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Urban Canoeing

Posted by Florida Canoe Adventures on Tuesday, December 28, 2010,

It occurred to me that not everyone might  be interested in the total wilderness experience and that perhaps something a little less off the beaten path was in order.
 Fortunately, Fort Lauderdale has several good places to go canoeing where you can still see the natural side of Florida without having to venture far from civilization.
  West Lake behind Dania Beach and near by John Loyde Park  are some of the best. the two places can be combined for a pleasant 1/2 day trip.
 Recently the kids an...

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Strange ride on the wind

Posted by Florida Canoe Adventures on Tuesday, December 28, 2010,

 Strange ride on the wind!

What compels me sometimes? Any normal person would be home in bed but I had managed to rise early and made it to Loxahatchee by 6am. It was pitch dark and very windy and I was totally alone.
Apparently I had arrived here at the same time as a winter cold front and the wind was very blustery. Early morning is usually a calm  time and the strong wind seemed out of place.
  I untied the canoe and set it at the waters edge,then loaded up my few supplies (a cooler of snacks...

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