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Alligators at Cypress Gardens

Cypress  Gardens – Moncks Corner, SC

By Mary Gallagher   Photos by Will A. Davis If you can believe it, we had company from up North and it was only going to be 97 degrees on a Friday during the great drought of 2019 so let’s visit a real black water swamp! Back to Cypress Gardens This was our first trip …

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Lunenburg Harbour. Nova Scotia

The Edge of the Sea; Nova Scotia

by Deirdre Frost Like so many individuals, I dreamt of going to a remote maritime destination on the North Atlantic coast. Luckily that was easily possible within a few hours ferry ride and drive from coastal Maine.  First, we drove to Portland, Maine then took the ferry up to  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia for the start …

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Crystal River: Home to Manatee Swimming Hole

by Terry Conway   They are gentle giants. Known for whiskery faces and large, seal-like bodies that taper down to powerful flat tails, Florida’s largest herd of endangered manatees makes their annual migration to the Crystal River in November. The good-natured mammals can survive comfortably during the winter months in the natural warm springs that originate …

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