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Long Key Viaduct – 2 Geeks @ 3 Knots

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Florida Keys Top Ten: Part 5

Florida Keys Top Ten: Part 5

Florida Keys Top Ten: Part 5

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 23:19:35 +0000

Florida Keys Top Ten: Part 5

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We learned a lot of new things over the course of our 10-day, 120-mile paddle. (If you’re just tuning in, we invite you to visit our .) Today’s eureka:

Luckily, mangrove forests are everywhere (but they’re tight quarters….just remember to take your paddle apart and maneuver with one half).

Short cut! Mangroves line more than 1,800 miles of shoreline within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

The dense tangle of prop roots make the trees appear to be standing on stilts above the water. This tangle helps the trees handle the daily rise and fall of tides. Most mangroves get flooded at least twice per day.

The red mangrove produces a spear-shaped seed that is up to 10 inches long and will float until it implants into soil.

Seeking relief (ahem) on a black mangrove island

The Long Key Viaduct was part of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad; today, it’s a bike and pedestrian path/fishing pier

Long Key Bridge was built to replace the Long Key Viaduct (1907), which still stands parallel to the bridge.

(2G3K Gear Recommendation: the versatile )…

Jean, is that you?

Hen at SPF 1,000

Next up: Wildlife takes vacations too.

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The red mangrove produces a spear-shaped seed that is up to 10 inches long and will float until it implants into soil.

Seeking relief (ahem) on a black mangrove island

The Long Key Viaduct was part of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad; today, it’s a bike and pedestrian path/fishing pier

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