Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is an absolute gem. It’s 11 miles of maintained, drivable nature trails with an incredible amount of flora and fauna to see. It’s the closest you’ll likely get to Florida nature without hopping in a kayak.
… I did get to ride a manatee.
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. At any […]
Wekiwa or Wekiva? 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” […]