First Paddle of 2020 - Florida Mangrove Tunnels with Adventure Kayak Sarasota, January 19th
Not quite the complete thaw-out you might think - Florida has its winter cold snaps too and an early look at the weather forecast had me wanting to get in a paddle on Sunday the 21st, as that day was [...]
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