When you think of sailing it’s open waters and a unlimited horizon but some of the joys of cruising are the chance to see what the natural world has to offer. We were recently exploring John Pennekamp Park with another couple that was working on there Bareboat Chartering Certification and passed though the fascinating area below. The Mangroves of the Keys are a nursery for marine life, home for many species of birds, and a shelter for sailors from high winds and seas. An area like this is a great place to hide from summer hurricanes and winter “cold” front winds.
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