Category Archives: Florida

Charlotte, North Carolina to St. Augustine, Florida

Charlotte, North Carolina to St. Augustine, Florida This was our third day of travel south and was a rather uneventful day of driving along interstate highways – first I-77 and then I-95. The interstate highways bypass the major cities and … Continue reading

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Escaping the Ottawa winter of 2014

Escaping the Ottawa winter of 2014 With cries of “ENOUGH ALREADY”, I found myself finishing off the month of March with a snow shovel in my hand, once again valiantly heaving shovelful after shovelful of that darned white stuff (SNOW!!!) … Continue reading

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St. Augustine, Florida

After spending some time in Castillo de San Marcos, I cycled around the adjacent streets of St. Augustine looking at some of the unique architecture of the area. The Spanish influence on architectural style of the older structures was evident … Continue reading

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Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida

Built in 1672, the Castillo de San Marcos was the center of quite a few skirmishes over the years, first as the Old World fought colonial wars around the world and later as Confederate and Union forces battled over their … Continue reading

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Lyonia Preserve, Deltona, Florida

The Lyonia Preserve is a relatively new wildlife ecological preserve established to develop a restored scrub preserve in Volusia County north of Orlando, Florida. I first learned of the preserve when visiting the Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet a … Continue reading

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Blue Springs State Park – Manatee Come Back

A severe winter storm had moved though the northern US into Ontario and the Maritime Regions shutting down or disrupting air and road traffic from Chicago to New York City and points in between so we were happy to have … Continue reading

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Cycling in Florida – Blue Springs State Park

A severe storm was moving across the upper US states so rather than drive into bad conditions, we opted to spend an extra day in Florida. That gave us time to visit the Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet just … Continue reading

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