As things start to cool down here in Florida I like to get out and explore with my canoe. I've got a 4 day trip into the wilderness planned for next week. It's just a short trip to "get out of town" and shake the bugs out of my equipment (literally) and also see what needs to be replaced or repaired. I'm really looking forward to it. The area I'm going to was hit by hurricane Irma and I want to see how the landscape has changed. My big "epic adventure" won't happen until after Christmas. I'll be attempting, for the third time, to access a remote lake hidden deep in the mangrove. It's been a passion of mine for several years and proven much more difficult than I ever imagined. This photo was taken in 2012 near the spot where I made the difficult decision to turn back.