What a trip this was! We decided to do a mini-vacation and stay overnight in St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S. Saturday we walked around the city, visited Castillo de San Marcos, a fort built in the 17th century, and took a cheesy tour of the Old St. Johns […]
… but I did get to ride on a manatee.
Kayak Cutie and I decided to take a little mini-vacation this weekend. We found a good rate at the Crowne Plaza – Westshore near Tampa Int’l Airport. Arriving mid-afternoon on Saturday, we hit the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, had a stellar dinner at Doormet (Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese!), and retired early. […]
A friend of mine shared a profound article with me from the Wall Street Journal, titled “Mom Was Right: Go Outside”. It touches on evidence that being outdoors, especially in nature, improves mood, creativity, and general well-being. The article definitely hit home for me. I’ve been an avid “indoorsman” since […]
Now there’s something that every kayaker LOVES to read. It’s alligator mating season, which means they’re a little bit more aggressive and territorial. I’m certainly no expert, but I believe that in this instance, the gator was baited by the small dog who was sitting in the boat. (The small […]
A bit limited on time, we decided to stay relatively close this weekend and went back to Katie’s Landing for another Wekiva River jaunt. Last time we were here, we traveled upstream toward Wekiwa Springs. This time we planned on venturing in the opposite direction, downstream toward the St. John’s […]
So, which is it? This has confused me for a while now. I stumbled onto this YouTube video, and at around 2:10 into the video he explains very succinctly: “Wekiwa” and “Wekiva” are both Indian words. “Wekiwa” means “Water flowing from the ground, or a spring” “Wekiva” means “Water flowing […]