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08/20  Let's hike Florida!
08/24  Welcome to the Conch Republic!
08/24  Goodbye, Key West
08/25  Live and learn
08/26  Wade to breakfast
08/26  The dogs are barking.
08/27  Ba-HE-ah
08/28  Stealth Camping II
08/29  Who let the hogs out?
08/30  Walk a hundred miles in my shoes
08/31  Goodbye, Keys
09/02  I AM the minority
09/03  Easy come, easy go
09/04  So what is an aquacate?
09/05  Almost there
09/06  Wisdom or Cowardice?
09/07  The smell that protects
09/08  The Florida Trail!
09/10  Radio Resurrection
09/10  To the Horizon and Beyond!
09/11  Day on the Dikes
09/12  Hat Number Three
09/13  Just another day.
09/14  The Everglades
09/14  Good day for critters
09/15  Camping With Cows
09/16  The sounds of airboats in the night.
09/17  The grass really IS greener on the other side.
09/18  Some Math
09/19  Four days until Christmas!
09/20  Hard day, mentally.
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Just another day.

2005-09-13

Mile 132, C-5A lock on the Okeechobee (26.8854 N, 81.12 W)All in all, today was pretty boring. Leaving Clewiston, I walked along the levy that holds back "Lake" Okeechobee. I say "lake" because I haven't yet got a good look at it. Yep, just another day of dikes, canals and sugar cane. I hiked past Moore Haven with its ridiculously large bridge of the canal (perhaps trying to compensate for some other inadequacy?) and managed to put about 20 miles behind me.

I did see some barges clearing dead trees from the canal. There was also a very busy crop duster who constantly reminded me of the chemicals I ingested every time I filtered water from a canal North of the Everglades.

The weather has been nice. I haven't been rained on since leaving the Keys. Though it gets up to 93 or so during the day, there is little humidity (relatively speaking).

I'm now camping at one of the Florida Trail's designated campsites. It's next to the water, and at one point I could count four alligators milling about. They took turns swimming near to the shore to determine if I looked like food and, furthermore, if I looked stupid enough to jump in the water.

Like I said: boring day. I think tomorrow should prove to be more of the same.







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