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Walk a hundred miles in my shoes

2005-08-30

Key Largo (25.146 N, 80.393 W), mile marker 104Today it was hot. And humid. And sunny. And boring. And the mosquitoes are getting worse. But I'm not complaining. I chose this.

There isn't much to report. I walked 20 miles, passing up mile marker 100. I desired to walk a few more miles, but my feet thought otherwise.

I'm currently camping in a mosquito infested forest where the small trees are so close together, it took me 20 minutes to find a place to hang my hammock. There are small trails criss-crossing the woods which I surmise were created by wild pigs.

I'm also practicing for more serious mosquito habitat by bringing everything into my hammock with me and not exiting until morning. This was a lot easier when I was using a tent.

It appears that I'll arrive in Florida City on Thursday. I was hoping to stay in a cheap hotel for a couple of days, but after listening to the news, I wonder if that will be possible? Apparently, there are a lot of people in that area and in Miami who still have flooding and no electricity because of Katrina. Some of those people are undoubtedly in hotels.

Critters: Saw a long, skinny, black snake (can't identify it because I sent my field guide home). Got bit by fire ants (I AM truly in the South now). Chased a big iguana (the wild ones look so much cooler than their tame brothers).

 
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