I matured on water; swimming, fishing, boating in Northern Minnesota so the pull to be on the water belongs to my DNA. Soon after we relocated to Florida, I registered for an assisted kayak tour that met at a sandy launch site in the peaceful inland waters of south Sarasota. After a short "the best ways to" driving lesson from our guide, our small group released our kayaks and followed him across the bay. We paddled past a small mangrove island, throughout the inter-coastal river and also along the shore to a gentle sloping beach. We left the kayaks, strolled across the sand to the other side and also saw the moving waves of Sarasota Bay! What a surprise. We ate lunch, then paddled back. The water was tranquil as well as beautiful. I was hooked.
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