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Love the ocean but the Gulf of Mexico is great too

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  1. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Have always gone to the ocean for aquatic holidays but really gaining an appreciation for the gulf. Waters are calm and warm and the rain stays over the mainland! Of course that means you want to be on an island like I am now.
    If you're looking for something different may want to consider it.
     
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    Sounds great. Our ocean is pretty cold, great for long walks on the beach, but surfing requires a wetsuit.
    How's the fishing?
     
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    Excellent. Not what it used to be with overfishing but still very good.
     
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    Saw my first wild manatees today !!!
    Pretty psyched. Been hoping to see one down here for several years. Maybe now that they know me they will come gliding by to say hi.
    Gentile giants like their closest relatives, elephants.
     
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    That sounds nice....we have mud flats, abandoned shopping trollies and derelict boats......

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    and on the other shore the nodding dinosaurs....

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    Real picture postcard stuff.....not
     

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    Yeah we have loads of that too..
    I was in the upper everglades and they try to keep that clean,
     
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    Wow when it rains it pours. Had a herd of manatees glide by on the falling tide this morning. Couldn't kèep up but so cool to see.
    Yes, I am inordinately fond of pachyderms be they terestrial or aquatic. Yes, manatees are pachyderms, closest relative is the elephant.
     
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    take pictures and post
     
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    Here's me and one in the everglades. I'm wearing the orange shirt, Belle looks kinda white to my left in the water. She is about 6 feet long. Adult but not huge for her kind.
    No pix of the ones today. I'll try to do better. They are not like dolphins, don't come up out of the water much.
     

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    :)... I thought that was the wildlife.... Nice pic thanks for sharing it!
    Where are you?
     
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    In mangrove area off Marco Island southwest Florida. North edge of the everglades.
     
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    Meh, wish I had an ocean nearby.
     
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    Medeterrarian sea looks nice in pictures. Not that far.
     
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    Meds a bit of a toilet to be honest.... I prefer the Atlantic coast of northern Spain along Cantabria and Asturias really nice with the mountains as a backdrop.
     
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    I thought you lived on an island - the British Isles.
     
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