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Apr 27, 2017 - Ecotour on Caloosahatchee

41 of us went on a 2 hour tour up the Caloosahatchee River as far as the Franklin Lock & Dam. Because some of us have never gone through a lock before, we did it. We were lucky enough to get there in time for another boat that was coming down river to come out of the lock. We didn't have to wait to go into the lock. As soon as we went through the lock, we turned around and came back! By the way, we went past where Telegraph Creek comes into the Caloosahatchee. There wasn't much to see nature wise, but we did see expensive estates and wacky...

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Feb 9, 2017 - Telegraph Creek

There aren't many new places to kayak, so we visit them depending on weather, size of group, etc. Telegraph Creek has a small parking area next to the road at a bridge, so we try to have 2 kayaks on a car to save spaces. The start of the trip goes past farms and we usually see alpacas and cows near the water. The new site for this trip was seeing Muscovy ducks on the water. Then, all of a sudden there was a fight! They became entangled and fell from the bank into the water connected to each other. We watched in awe until Wilda had enough...

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Jan 17, 2017 - Alligators

. From clickorlando.com on Jan 16, 2017: . A massive alligator crossed in front of a group of tourists at a Florida nature center over the weekend, and it was all caught on camera. Kim Joiner captured the video at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland on Sunday and uploaded it to Facebook. She told WFLA.com that she and other people at the preserve saw the gator headed their way and everyone pulled out their cell phones to record it. “Very exciting to see,” she said. Joiner estimated that the gator was about 12 feet long.