Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Robinson Preserve kayak tour, Anna Maria Island, Florida

Paddling through tidal creeks at the Robinson Preserve, near Anna Maria Island, Florida. 

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Florida is a long way from the Adirondacks that I usually write about, but since this blog is about adventures in the Adirondacks and beyond, I'll let this post fall into the "beyond" category.

For the past several years, we've spent a week's vacation in the spring on Anna Maria Island, at the mouth of Tampa Bay on Florida's Gulf Coast. Although I don't generally associate Florida with an abundance of protected natural landscapes - outside of the Everglades at least - we discovered a small gem just a couple of miles from Anna Maria during our vacation last week: the Robinson Preserve.

Surfer Bus at the Robinson Preserve beachhead, near Anna Maria Island, Florida. 

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