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Aug. 18th, 2011

I am in Key Largo. I have seen more life, more wild, happening-all-around-me LIFE, in the last few days than I have in the last 10 years. I have the Atlantic Ocean to one side of me and the Gulf of Mexico to the other. Every day, I wake up and am in disbelief that I'm even here. Today, I was informed that there is an 8-foot saltwater crocodile hanging out very near where I've been going to swim, alone, for the last couple of days. Right after that, I watched a snake chase down and eat a lizard. I've seen pelicans and tarpon, osprey, horseshoe crabs and blue crabs, needlefish, fish I can't name, starfish, anemones, and yesterday, two manatees swimming together right inside the buoy line, RIGHT THERE, close enough that I could have swum out and touched them, if I'd had the inclination to do so.

I'm feeling very grateful for my life today.

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beagledave
Aug. 18th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yay!
geobabe1
Aug. 18th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
This makes me smile.
withbutterflies
Aug. 19th, 2011 09:13 am (UTC)
Manatees! <3
rasa
Aug. 19th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
I am so, so glad you're getting this whirlwind cross country tour and meeting some longtime internet friends. You deserve good things! I wish I'd been in a position to put you up, but while my parents couch is comfortable... heh.
edwardina
Aug. 27th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Kate.
lefthanded99
Oct. 27th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
We went to the Keys on vacation in 2006 and it was an amazing experience. I would love to go back but I can't afford it at the moment (it's a long way from the U.K.), but someday I hope.
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edwardina
Nov. 2nd, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Thanks! Do you mind if I ask how you happened across it? :-)
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