Monthly Archive: March, 2015

Myakka River State Park, Florida

I had been thoroughly enjoying my time in Florida lounging on beaches and reading but I couldn’t ignore the desire to go on a real hike — as opposed to nature trails or… Continue reading

Turtles! George C. McGough Nature Park, Largo Narrows, Florida

I came upon the nature park while I was driving and looking for a spot to have breakfast. Since rain was imminent and I had no intent other than to read in my… Continue reading

Fort De Soto Park and The Sunshine Skyway Bridge

I actually went to Fort De Soto Park two days in a row. The large park has plenty of space, more than one beach, walking trails, places to refill gallon water containers, and… Continue reading

Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida

I began my morning at Honeymoon Island State Park by walking the 2.2 mile Osprey Trail, a loop through barrier island flatwood forest that is home to multiple species of birds – so… Continue reading

Crystal River State Archaeological Site, Florida

The Crystal River Archaeological site is a pre-Colombian complex of six burial and temple mounds (and one midden) that surround a central plaza. Occupied continuously from around 200 BC, the site provides invaluable… Continue reading

Swimming with Manatees!

My decision to head to Crystal River, Florida was a deliberate one: I was on a mission to swim with manatees. So, before sunrise on my second full day in Florida I boarded… Continue reading

Crystal River, Florida and the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins

The last week of January I traveled to the Crystal River area on the gulf coast of Florida where I wandered around for a few days exploring some short trails in the Crystal… Continue reading