Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Canoeing in the Everglades

This blog entry isn't about work, but it's about play.  Provided that you consider play to be taking a 75 mile paddling trip through the Everglades on the ocean and through mangrove swamps.  Let's just say that I had a remarkable Christmas vacation, and that I didn't think about work once.  There's nothing like non-stop physical exertion leagues removed from civilization to give you true peace of mind, in touch with the human condition and with the earth itself.

I didn't take many pictures, but this is one of my favorites.  It's Highland beach on the Gulf of Mexico, where we had a beautiful campsite and a very memorable sunset.  That morning we spied suspicious hoof marks around our tents, and after we launched the canoes in the morning sun, saw an endangered Key Deer investigating the beach.  Truly amazing.

Okay.  Back to work.


  1. Nice photo! Must have been cool to see the Key Deer.

  2. Great picture. Loving the unobscured view of the horizon.

  3. Nice Andy! Canoeing throught the everglades is something I have always wanted to do.

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