The boat glided across the water, the dark green sea grass below giving way to a turquoise blue hole. A jagged crack sliced through the floor of the river bed. Tiny white balls bounced from the hole like a snow globe gone wild. A two-foot garfish lingered over the crack and a school of mullet raced past in a mad flurry. We had reached the spring known as the abyss.
I confess, I have a little obsession- okay a big one. I’m a hunter. You won’t find me on big game magazines or toting a gun- my prey is much too large for that- I’m a Florida Spring Hunter.
The loud roar rose to a crescendo and I watched as my son and his kayak were swept into the rolling rapids…Paddling Adventures on Juniper Run, the challenging natural water obstacle course in the heart of the Ocala National Forest.
New Year, New Outlook! Try quick meditations for a calmer life. Here’s a beautiful one minute water meditation to get you started.
Wishing all of our readers a Happy New Year
If last year was the year of chills and thrills and theme parks, this year we returned to the wild and embraced wilderness culture as we never have before. We got daring. Sometimes it was scary- like when the alligator chased me- and other times it was an adrenaline rushed bliss, like zipping across canyons. This was the year of crazy highs and deepest lows.
After last year’s bear hunting fiasco, I turned my attention to another direction and headed back into the wilderness for some Florida-style hunting: Spring Hunting! (No weapons required).
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!
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Well off the beaten track in North Central Florida is a secret Japanese Botanical Garden, a 23 year labor of love that most people don’t even know exists. We had to track it down…