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Date: 26 Feb 2012 22:59:00
Title: Airboat

Airboat Ride
 
 
 
 
 
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Chatting to our next door neighbour, Terry, I mentioned that an airboat ride was on our bucket list and being a Floridian, he might suggest where. “I’ll take you Sunday.” Marvelous. Off we went in his lovely Kube to the Lone Cabbage. Trooper and Steve had to stay behind as we expected the venture to be a noisy one.
 
 
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I’ll just say Posing and Trigger Finger and leave it at that
 
 
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Off we went on this ‘modest’ 400 hp lady, with Jack at the helm
 
 
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Us, Cheesy, Terry and Mags
 
 
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Sadly it was a dull and overcast day, but we saw plenty of birds
 
 
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It was great fun meandering around the river, sideways at speed. Cows had their paddle disturbed by us and Juvenile White Ibis puttering about
 
 
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Sadly, our half hour ride was soon up, but the aroma of food soon turned our attention to how hungry we were. Terry had said the food here was great so in we went. Bear’s lunch was of course ‘Gator Basket’. We had seen a couple of gators eyeballs poking out of the water on our ride but Terry felt “The Full Monty” was missing. He said he would take us on the Wildlife Drive on the Kennedy Space Centre Reserve on our way home. No sooner than we had set off than he pulled over for us to see this Sandhill Crane bimbling down the side of the road, no idea where his friends are, but he should be part of a gang. Running out of space, the drive will be on the next blog.
 
 

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Friend Ship. A picture Terry emailed me of his girl. Currently our next door neighbour.

 

 

 

 

ALL IN ALL A BIG TICK OFF THE WISH LIST

 

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