a WORD about WEATHER while on the WATER!

Don’t get me wrong, but Florida can have some nasty weather.  It can be bone-chilling cold in the winter months.  And it can be swelteringly (if that’s a word?) hot in summer.  However, summertime is the time of year that tropical depressions–and even tropical fronts–can bring lightning down on the heads of unwary and unsuspecting …

Boating Safety Checklist–Good Advice From U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Boaters Should Use a Checklist Before Getting Underway WASHINGTON- Keeping track of appointments or events has become more complex in a very over scheduled world. A list of reminders added to the calendar on the refrigerator or in the smartphone can help make sure nothing is forgotten. When it comes to leisure time a checklist …

Head Down Dixie County’s ‘Road to Nowhere’ For Some Excellent Paddling

Dixie County’s ‘Road to Nowhere’ is the southern extension of CR361 that runs from Casey’s Corner in Jena (just across the river from Steinhatchee) and dead ends about 12 miles south, inshore of the Pepperfish Keys.  If you’re traveling from the south, come to Jena via CR358 from US19/98 and bear left onto CR361 when …

Camping at Shell Mound State Park

With the cooler weather on its way, October is the perfect time for camping in Florida.  Shell Mound County Park in Suwannee County is a great place to camp out.  Aside from the fishing, boating, biking, and birdwatching, the park is right next to the Shell Mound Archaeology Site.  The shell mound is the largest prehistoric shell midden site …

Ochlockonee State Park, Panacea

This short video gives you a look at Ochlockonee River State Park, where camping, boating, swimming, fishing and hiking make for a full day outdoors. Bring exact change when you visit: The ranger station may not be staffed, and you’ll need $4 per carload (up to eight people) to drop in the honor box. Pedestrians …