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What stand up paddle boarding has taught me.

Saturday afternoon, while hundreds of festivalgoers attended Tampa Bay’s sixth annual VegFest at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, we noticed one man stand out from the crowd.  He was, in fact, stand-up paddle boarding along the Hillsborough River, with his stout black dog along for the ride.  I will always remember this sight.  All at once… Continue reading What stand up paddle boarding has taught me.

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Manatees

Last weekend we drove to Apollo Beach in search of manatees.  A Tampa Electric power plant right by the shore provides an unlikely refuge for the mammals during cold winter months.  Warm salt water flows from the discharge canal and back into Tampa Bay, thereby attracting manatees to its source. We noticed the smoke stacks… Continue reading Manatees