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Banks of the Econ146 viewsThis is I, sitting on a sand bar by the Econolockhatchee River, one of my favorite scenic Central Florida rivers, and the one that overflowed its banks to give us the opportunity to partake in the adventure of the Famous Water Hike of 2003!33333
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Argiope aurantia108 viewsSometimes known as the Yellow Garden Spider, this big girl was hoping to catch a nice bug meal, so she could get even bigger!33333
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David and Catherine at My Posing Spot158 viewsIt was dry, too. This is actually a couple of days after the Famous Water Hike. Taken at Canaveral National Seashore next to Mosquito Lagoon.33333
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Golden Orb Spider133 viewsCommonly called banana spiders in this area, these orb weavers are large and they build impressive webs, sometimes three or four feet across. They usually hang their webs between trees that I'm destined to walk between so that they can have the last laugh when I have to pull the damn web off my face. (Of course I've rendered them temporarily homeless in the process.)22222
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Not Wet, But Cold95 viewsIt was rather chilly that day at Canaveral National Seashore. The sabal palm behind me did not provide much shelter from the chilly wind. I had recently recovered from pneumonia, so I guess I was chillier than Catherine, who seemed to enjoy my shivering.22222
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Halfway Point191 viewsWe're at the location of the old railroad bridge across the Econolockhatchee River. This was a fairly tame location, even though the water was up to our knees. About 500 feet from where this picture was taken, I almost drowned. The current was rapid and the water was over our heads. Thanks to the survival training of Catherine, I got to survive this one.22222
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End of the Trail146 viewsDavid, Catherine, and I pose for the obligatory soggy boots photo after tromping through six miles of water.22222
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Three Weeks After the Famous Water Hike111 viewsHere I stand with Dick Taylor, at the same spot where I stood with David in the picture taken three weeks earlier. (See elsewhere in this album.) Everything had dried out. You could even see the trail, at Dick's right.22222
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Lantana141 viewsThese bushes are prolific all over Florida. They grow wild, but people also use them for formal hedges.22222
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Kalanchoe (Life Plant)151 viewsThis exotic, originally from Africa, grows wild now in Central Florida. We found a large clump of them not far from the Great Picnic Table of Repose at Canaveral National Seashore.11111
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Girl Island170 viewsHere we see David and Catherine in knee deep water. We had begun to encounter water about a quarter mile into the hike. I mean, I asked them whether their boots were waterproof and all! Anyway, there were some girls camping in an area that was totally surrounded by water like this, which inspired David to name the area Girl Island. Where David and Catherine are standing in the photo here is normally a dry trail.11111
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Walk on Water Bridge168 viewsYou would think that this foot bridge was built a little too low, because the water level is well over the decking. By that time, I was wet enough that I opted to take the bridge anyway, because I would have gotten even wetter if I waded across the stream. I still had my cap here.11111
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