Friday, February 08, 2008
... Cypress Lake
The fishing at Cape Canaveral was fun but the fan boat ride at Cypress Lake was enthralling. We'd decided early on in the trip to experience natural Florida vs. commerical Florida. (Partly because we both tend to enjoy it more and partly because, dang, theme parks are pricey!) So instead of some Alligator Farm we chose to glide through the bog at speeds as high as 60mph on a cool fan boat to see the alligators in the wild.
Wow, what a great decision. We ended up seeing over a dozen alligators, most as close as two arm lengths away. One arm length would have been too close because they are spry things and move quickly.
I felt pretty safe in the boat though. Actually, it reminded me a lot of going on Safari a few summers ago. Just sitting back and seeing pristine land and beautiful birds flying in the clear blue sky. It couldn't have been more perfect. I think I had a smile posted on my face the entire time. Quite an experience.