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By Joyce Huber

This consultant is a part of a chain concentrating on outside actions akin to mountaineering, cycling, mountain climbing, horseback using, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. ancient and different heritage details is equipped, in addition to complete go back and forth info.

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But, come the dry period from mid-November through mid-March, the clouds of bugs diminish, as sloughs and Page 18 Snowy egrets browse the Corkscrew Swamp's Wet Prairie. trails transform into a welcoming environment for hikers, bird watchers, canoers, and fresh-water fishermen. Alligators and wading birds become easier to spot as they move to deep watering holes near the trails. Impenetrable mangrove islands, known as the Ten Thousand Islands, web the entire western Gulf shoreline. Between the islands and the mainland exists a flat river, the Wilderness Waterway.

Early settlers farmed productive groves of Key limes, tamarind and breadfruit. In the lower Keys, pineapple farms flourished, producing up to one million crates a year. Besides fresh fruit sales, a Keys processing factory shipped canned pineapple to most of Eastern North America. As air transportation and refrigeration improved, Hawaiian plantations eventually took over the pineapple market. In later years, a thriving shark factory was established on Big Pine Key amidst the abandoned farms. It employed workers to catch sharks and skin the hides, which were then salted down and sent north to a factory in New Jersey where they were processed into a tough leather called shagreen, an abrasive skin used by cabinet makers for sandpaper.

Everglades National Park main visitor area is a day trip from Key Largo. The Ten Thousand Islands region, favored for fresh-water fishing and canoe camping, is a 95-mile drive from Miami. When to Go The Florida Keys high season has traditionally been from December through May, though many divers and snorkelers prefer the calm and warmer waters of late spring and summer. In winter, skies are predictably sunny and air temperatures range from 75 to 85° F. Fall brings the chance of a hurricane, but offers lower hotel rates and often beautiful weather.

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