Where Are the Best Places to Kayak?

5 Best Places to Kayak Kayaking is an exciting sport and recreational activity for all ages. It offers tons of fun in the sun and provides a great full-body workout. Moreover, every kayaker gets to enjoy the the surrounding natural environment as close as possible. Although there are many great and exciting places to kayak […]

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Manatees in Florida – Facts About Manatees

Facts About Manatees in Florida Manatees, also nicknamed ‘sea cows’, are gentle, plant-eating herbivores. They are closely related to elephants, aardvarks and hyraxes with have thick skin without any hair and streamlined bodies, with limbs that have been modified into flippers. Their tail is horizontally flattened and enlarged. Today, Manatees are rare. Manatees in Florida […]

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Sarasota Sea-Life From our Kayaking Adventure

Sarasota Sea-Life Sarasota Bay is rich with plants and animals. The clear water attracts dolphins, manateers, cormorants, ospreys, all sorts of fish. You can also see smaller examples of sea-life like urchins. Most people, when they think of urchins think of the big black ones with the long spines that can sting you.  Well, I […]

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Sarasota Kayaking Adventure Video: Pt 1

Watch my video of the cormorants we saw the other day.  You might even see one catching a fish! Check out my earlier post on the cormorants we saw that day. Cormorants are really cool birds.  The word “Cormorant” is a contraction probably derived from Latin corvus marinus, “sea raven.”  People thought that cormorants and ravens were related for a […]

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Saturday Kayaking Adventure Continued: Mangrove Tunnels

In addition to seeing cormorants we also went kayaking through mangrove tunnels on last Saturday’s adventure! The mangrove tunnels are always a highlight of the kayaking trip.  Everyone loves gliding into the mangrove forests that are part of South Lido County Park and easing through the small channels that connect Sarasota Bay with a small lagoon […]

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Saturday Kayaking Adventure

Saturday Kayaking Adventure with Cormorants! On Saturday I went kayaking with a group of 7 people.  2 families.  4 adults and 3 children.  It was a beautiful day!  We couldn’t have asked for better weather after all the rain here last week :( We went kayaking around Sarasota Bay, Lido Key to be exact.  We […]

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Manatee Sighting in Sarasota Bay

It’s A Manatee! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0ZosBoI_SE[/youtube] Manatees sightings were above average in Sarasota Bay last week.  Mantees enjoy the warm water and the plentiful seagrass when they come here. They spend half their day sleeping in the water, surfacing every 20 minutes or so for air.  The rest of the day they spend grazing.  Not a bad […]

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