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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Everglades...

We plumped for an all-dayer in the Everglades: airboat ride in the morning through the saltwater mangroves followed by lunch and then a boat tour in the afternoon offshore. Our guide was fast talking Kenny who seemed to know his stuff and regaled us with enough scare stories of what the local wildlife could potentially inflict to keep us listening. We made a number of stops along the way to look for manatees and alligators - seeing just two of the former but a few more of the latter. Being the low season we pretty much had the run of the place and sure we got to tick all the boxes - speeding through the mangroves, holding a baby alligator, eating alligator meat etc. - but it's not a place I'd rush back to. There were one too many gift shops, one too many servers who needed tipping. I'm glad we've done it but done it we have.

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