40 46 features TWO DAYS IN THE GLADES Start with a swamp-buggy tour, do little fly-fishing, camp out under chickee, and indulge in the regions specialty--stone crabs. It all adds up to perfect sampling of Everglades. HOOKED ON FISHING LOCATION MATTERS A national analysis 50 states places Florida as fifthbest fishing destination. Some would ask, Why not higher But agree its an anglers paradise. 54 TRIP AROUND FRENCH POLYNESIA If wanderlust bites you, theres no better place travel than French Polynesia. This beautiful stretch islands South Pacific beckons snorkelers divers crystal waters abundance marine life. 60 AFRICAN ODYSSEY wildlife safari is on many bucket list. Take tour through lens author for view East Southern Africa celebrate incredible animals. SPECIAL SECTION On, Below, at Water 66 Set Sail Adventure Offshore Sailing School 68 Dive In Artificial Reefs Lee County 72 Caribbean Escape Turks Caicos COVER Most countries have two seasons, wet dry. plays major role lives animals, well people. African Odyssey, page 60. 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Times Islands, RSW LIVING, MAIN, Bonita Estero Cape Coral Living ISSN 1521-1207 published six times year TOTI Media, Inc., Sanibel, 33957. Subscription price 24.00 one-year domestic subscription. Copyright Inc. All rights reserved. No part publication may be reproduced without written permission publisher. Opinions expressed contributors necessarily Footprints Kindness Leaving trails snow, sand, hearts H igh season has reached us Florida--a time when again welcome parttime residents visitors from over world our treasured coastal sanctuary. Without doubt, understand why people love coming gulf beaches. footprints sand feels leaving snow. I enjoy seeing along beach because each one tells story journey. fast, others slow. You can tell spacing between prints--the persons stride. There runners, walkers, even crawlers, they leave trail represents came edge. Next walk stop after while look back own footprints. What does say journey unique see youve left. We cant other places. neighborhoods, but paths often hard--cement, asphalt, gravel. where weve stopped chat neighbor, left sidewalk give someone hand, or waited passing car cyclist offering friendly wave. signs were there... except kindness. my last publishers letter, wrote how true happiness fleeting. lasts, experienced now. also overflows truly happy person who leaves kindness behind. Unlike snow soon melt away, get washed away changing tides, forever. Knowing this, shouldnt try incorporate simple acts into daily golden rule Treat want them treat you. That universal application appeal, matter live. Would like healing across Group Publisher, Media PHOTO COURTESY OF MEDIA, INC. troubled divided nation ours And Im convinced showing will happen. others. start homes, school, work, volunteer time. Maybe simply inviting go walk. might surprised spending together nature clearly. both back, just able long follow. should especially thankful kindnesses bestowed every health-care professional, staying strong helping weather crisis these past years. personal thank dear friend, Paul Denis Kuehner, passed January 27, 2022. Kuehner served community dedication Enjoy favorite magazine consider life takes forms-- respecting around 60, Trip Around Polynesia, appreciating it yard Coastal, 22. As always, hearing feedback, sure connect social media channels. something kind yourself today 9 BY ANN MARIE OPHELAN ecotour full appreciation areas natural beauty enough great pictures yet always respectful never touching, learning manatees. UPCOMING EVENT OPhelan resident regular contributor Media. 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PetSmarts in-house experts choose aquariums--including technologically models market--food, accessories such coral, gravel, plants. testing chemistry troubleshooting. 2255 Ridge Road, 239-598-9889 petsmart.com storesusflnaples-store0324. html PETSMART 5013 S. 239-277-9890 petsmart. comstoresusflfort-myersstore0332.html RENEE WILSON Immerse Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary lose eyes imagine birdsong fills air instead traffic noise. Where giant trees been growing since before America born surround pristine landscape panthers, river otters, wading thrive. untouched place, roughly midway Naples. extending fledgling National Audubon Society placed first warden wilds protect colony plume hunters. effectively saved thousands egrets, roseate spoonbills, wood storks, bald cypress grow runs deep. Decades later, themselves threatened logging industry had already buzzed Big Cypress Fakahatchee Strand. helped purchase few thousand acres 1954 became Sanctuary. Roseate spoonbills visitor favorites. productive stork nation. TOP TRACY CARR BOTTOM WILEY young alligator clings log Just miles east I-75, sanctuary now protects 13,450 wilderness. Visitors arriving Along entry road, common sights turkeys, sandhill cranes, red-shouldered hawks. Blair Store, bird-friendly gardens, serves gateway sanctuarys world-famous 2.25-mile boardwalk. boardwalk meanders pine flatwood, prairie, marsh, finally largest oldgrowth forest remaining America. Impressive trees, cypresses relatives redwood, towering 130 feet sky girths 25 feet. Their massive branches draped mosses, bromeliads, ferns, orchids. variety songbirds, raptors throughout Ancient 1954, tower sky. 19 2.25-mile-long, famous Wilson communications associate graduate University certified instructor program, she lived 1986. open timed admissions a.m. p.m. Preregistration required visit attend experiences birding walks, sunset strolls, night walks. Guided limited several per month. 20 DAVID KORTE gorgeous painted bunting winter visitors. sight, available turn trail. With staff volunteers, mission preserve support restoration ecosystems western Staff members use science-driven management wildlife, Visiting scientists students habitat living repository, near far rely lush, green space opportunity rest overstimulated brains, sit zen. relies donations support. Pileated woodpeckers, heard seen, leafy canopy. 375 Road West, 239-348-9151 corkscrew.audubon.org Gulfcoast Zeitgeist DR. RANDALL NIEHOFF When smaller bigger To island somehow acknowledge salute small, isolate, humble there question whim mercy sea, which serious argument, being powerful patient obdurate rock... Islands owned loaned us, brave temporary. --Brian Doyle, On Islandness, Yankee Magazine, 2020 L eaving behind mainland coast Florida, climbs Causeway sparkling, restless Mexico. From birds-eye perspective, down gorgeous--like seascape hand artist. Before leading road ahead safely low-lying bridges bound steelmounted concrete man-made buttressed carefully positioned rock jetties--feats engineering created human beings. seafaring tempted prideful conceit think ocean underneath, control, understood. Think again. Seventy-one percent earths surface covered ocean. reflect nitrogen-induced color atmosphere, astronauts refer globe blue marble. average depth 2.4 deepest section 6.8 miles. Dry less third planets space. Such territory things continents seem sticking water. evolved 3 billion years creatures crawled ashore began develop. Still 200,000 known estimated million undiscovered. beating heart planet huge heat reservoir, influencing climate patterns, carbon cycles. behold wonder coastal, bridge list statistical facts awed thats needed still notice--and inspired feelings enjoyment pleasure. Author Toni Morrison reminds worlds becomes enough. photograph, paint remember Yet second movement symphony awe. After initial surprise fascination evoked encounter water, prompted what freshly perceived. First, dawns attentive mind comparison mighty Second, here keenly aware tenuous perch hurricanes rage. Third, concern measurable rise level marks current chapter history. fragility situation resilience thrive pieces enveloped motivates further search insight. Again, wisely observes Bluest Eye could do. Wonder-fueled reflection ignites warm connection fulfillment compelling other, things, processes energize water-washed energized star-shine. sense grateful share earthly minds tools enrich Your self vital really big--and awesome. Ran Niehoff exploring connections 1991. 23 BETH LUBERECKI Every issue, lowdown fabulous fragrances luxurious lotions, must-haves, everything SUN PROTECTION MEETS SEA Sunscreen necessity parts. Maui Vera SPF Mineral 12.99 thanks organic ingredients lack harmful chemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances. 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Curly-haired shoppers collection stateside Target ERIK ENTWISTLE Hong Kong orchid tree grows fast flowering season. rewards plentiful blooms mong numerous fast-growing botanical name Bauhinia blakeana undoubtedly outstanding. familiar sight driving roads, extensively planted median strips large stunning display. landscape, featured specimen rows screening. itself fascinating. implies, identified 1880 sterile hybrid parent bauhinia purpurea variegata native itself. extensive propagation cuttings grafting, associated Kong, flower citys official symbol, design appears flag replaced previous China regained sovereignty July 1, 1997. did room plant property. Then hurricane Irma September 2017 felled number olive fence replaced. goal quickly reestablish- ing privacy screen, decided row apart Less five taller house, having formed evergreen wall November March. difficult producing orchid, win- Even though area, invasive threat, huge, pinkish-purple, orchid-like flowers attract pollinators. ning well. mentioned earlier orchidlike Preferring sun well-drained soil, drought-tolerant bothered pests. spent mess underneath tree, seems fair tradeoff lengthy flowers. planting, site carefully, fill size single mature 20-40 height width. produce suckers periodic pruning, send shoots directions, requiring minor trimming order avoid unkempt look. monitor trunk development direction growth, prune accordingly shape desire. fortunate generous, middle big, bold blossoms months end. Pianist, instructor, musicologist Entwistle teaches Sanibel. He writes Stay Tuned column hobby vegetables fruit using sustainable gardening methods. 27 Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo performs Point t said heads one, comes piano, four hands returns recital Points Tribby Arts Center, audience hear concert outstanding piano duet discover creativity possible engaging genre. Music surged popularity 19th century instrument choice among educated, amateur musicians flourished. Beethoven concert, example, work friend member four-hand transcription. Numerous original appeared satisfy demand, designed informal performance composers Franz Schubert 17971828 writing challenging, large-scale duets musical potential pieces. New England-based Pinkas-Hirsch Sally Pinkas Evan Hirsch, acclaimed soloists right, mastered art playing. happen husband wife, extra dimension connectivity enhances well-suited intimate genres. Hirsch upcoming program Schuberts Fantasy Minor 1828, Rachmaninoffs Six Pieces 1894, Milhauds La Cration du Monde 1923. Rachmaninoff his Milhaud turned 31 composing works. death later went compose another half century. spoke whom studied Dartmouth College 1980s duo selections chosen perform. Fantasy, widely considered greatest works, last. movements played pause encapsulate deeply SUSAN emotional, complex, dark describes it, fantasy, movements--motivic connections--and thought abstract piece music. play little, reticent, classical piece. actually harbinger romanticism, heartfelt. fully characteristic set guaranteed please. interesting Rachmaninoff, according Sally, switch positions. Whereas pieces, top keyboard part, reversed. controls. tend pedal Evan, case nicely, notes. theyre remarkably orchestral texture. Theyre beautiful, nice group. transcription jazz-inspired ballet based folk mythology, composer himself described making wholesale jazz convey purely feeling. observes, couple fugues--they beastly trying voices. movements, operatic music weaves storyline. married professionally 29 youre playing same instrument, exposing. come terms similar styles are, different. --Sally read explains Sally. stubborn thickheaded. trick ask nicely... am improvisatory, set. So he become flexible, bit reliable, adds. play, personality another. now, Thats chamber reach modus vivendi. people, fact means dinner rehearsal continue looking forward presenting friends companions, grow, else, shed other. Schubert, Monday, 21, 7 p.m., Point. ErikEntwistlereceived undergraduate degree College. earned postgraduate Washington St. Louis doctorate musicology California, Santa Barbara. Island. GINA BIRCH HAT Protect wind stylish hat wont flat. 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Produced added sweeteners essence Watermelon Tangerine, Lemon, Pineapple Blackberry. 12-pack, drinkbriva.com 34 Mixed-media artist captures colors rtist got her underwater animals child Cayuga Lake Ithaca, York. Her father, scuba diver, built videocamera enclosures. pre-GoPro, waterproof cameras easier capture world. images took impressed daughter impacted artwork. moved fell below Today mixed-media artwork focuses depictions Based Coral, herself artist, enthusiast, lover, getting clothes. series wood, calls Timber Art. Wood surface, subject, Morrison. Art piece, starts plank, cuts carves paints layers color. whimsical, colorful, fun, realism creature captured. if bright orange flattened caps hand-made beads eyes, clear barracuda grouper. Bridget Barracuda, masonry nails teeth, glass-bead eye. names Mike, purple named scuba-diving loved adventures. Sunset Sue, grouper scene, loves Noah Christy Morrisons son daughter-in-law. couple, together, range 44-350 collectors, inhabit canvas 1. Sue super makes, measuring Acrylic wood. 2. photographs night. pine, measures inches. cap 3. Jackie Blu collectors. 4. Mike memory dad, dive. beads. KELLY MORRISON jewelry line--both 5 Floridas tropical surroundings. galleries, Tower Gallery Bokeelia Harbour View Coral. wooden online ArtworksbyKelly.etsy.com, Instagram, artworks_by_kelly. GALLERY INFO 751 Tarpon 239-472-4557 towergallery.net 14830 Drive, 239-472-2772 2islandsgallery.com 8315 Main 239-738-5280 bokeeliaartgallery.com 5789 104, 239-540-5789 harbourviewgallery.com MORE 239-848-8121 artworksbykelly.com 5. Dont intimidated teeth. 37 Artist McArdle brings arol uncanny ability embellish brilliant blues, pinks, greens. shoreline, oils acrylics. reference, off taken state parks, preserves, areas. transforms real-life paintings subjects. Born Jamaica raised Bristol, England, bills Artist, dreamed moving 1995, thrived environment. myself surrounded saturated vibrancy diverse creative interest grew, motivated study subjects re-create canvas. researches subjects, camera. Next, plans compositions slowly studio. Multiple reference used composition perspective. scenes, grapes mangrove but, unfortunately, beloved altered erosion Sticks Together, x scenes longer exist captured photographs. recall depicted painting scenery recognize location, McArdle. Natural series, focused scenery, shorebirds intruded. subject right. McArdles bird nationally Rose Gold, mixed Sea Grape Embrace, ART IMAGES CAROL MCARDLE recognized greatly sought after. favorites, spoonbill, stands pink feathers confident poses. turtles recently photography reference. sells custom-ordered giclee prints Many giclees embellished, cross print. stretched original. capturing depth, usually cannot difference. High resolution large. 20-inch 60-inch highly suited expansive walls homes commercial shown customers atmosphere does. carolcarolmcardle.com 239-849-4745 carolmcardle.com 39 buggies, fly fishing, stone crabs, scary sounds CAPT. BRIAN HOLAWAY BOTH PAGES Chickee hut Trail Lakes Ca mpground th 41 M y plan spend days meet Texas that, evening camping wife edge Everglades 41. know two-day trip complete southern cooking crabs boat. begins... My preferred route heading south City I-75 29. Turning interstate, breath blood pressure lower. two-lane highway lined canal. panther-crossing sign, flocks feeling stepping roads peaceful character. Nearing town Jerome, notice thriving tall Australian pines let me closer junction 41, drive Monroe Station onto Loop CGs Buggy Tours. guide, Capt. Bobby Weeks, entrance Preserve road. Chokoloskee Ten Thousand accommodations overnight stay Alicia Janice touring Weeks 42 greets smile. His family, settlers loading ourselves swamp buggy, head uncharted seven-foot gator. ever wanted shares eye-popping stories old poachers hunted area federal park. seat buggy. vegetation slow crawl stops buggy panther tracks. information botany, hydrology, laugh. tidbit hammock hardwood wetlands. Native Americans pull dugout canoes hammock. knew SLEEPING EVERGLADES AN OPEN CHICKEE EVOKES ALL SENSES. SOUNDS AT NIGHT ARE, LETS JUST SAY, PEACEFUL WHILE, THEN BONE CHILLING. hammocks traveled motorists food fuel. firsthand worth minute. Soon disembarking City, Caf, hospitality food. Locals frequent restaurant, taste flavor. lunch guides Chokoloskee. Ronnie Revels, eighth-generation Floridian Chokoloskee, Kent Daniels. Both versed navigating waterways experience. Revels Exploring Darwins Place MELANIE redfish rod, Daniels prime fly-fishing leeward side islands. fifth cast boils strip swims away. pumping. Throwing rod thrilling picks history, leads him books. talk Ed Watson, outlaw, 40-acre mound grew sugar cane Pride syrup. Watson hire nowhere fields. workers end missing. called payday. going day show made. twice. done, dock. While Myers, Camp- 43 chickee Campground ground SkunkApe Headquarters Ochopee. campground throwback quieter Relaxation begins enter gate campground. greeted fellow golf cart hut, Basically platform screen roof palm fronds, sits settle surroundings, deck. goes dies, begin buzz, Glades, stars Sleeping evokes senses. lets say, while, bone chilling. life--a hooting owl baritone call wolf. Once orchestra, mesmerizing. drifted sleep sunshine chickee. Camping experience goodbye daybreak Captains await. navigate Lopez Sunday Bay, Oyster Huston Last Chevalier Cannon Bay. pulls bay side, sign proclaims Place, Park. Jean Chevalier, Frenchman, eccentric taxidermist killed museums. believe hunters west points foundation building Frenchman kept location. 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Being terrific, comments. hosted kayak events Matlacha, Pineland, bringing out-of-area reporters. cite meetings writers groups county involvement Tournament. Meanwhile, reel glimpses survey 55 least 600 millions--yes, millions--of lakes explore, fishcation shore Refuge Surrounded Lakes, Michigan boasts longest derives Ojibwe michigama, meaning lake. inlets conducive total shorelines. rev engines seller powerboats. Look coral reefs, delicate ecosystem overfishing. Lytle retired editorial editor TV host Daily News. resides Bonita. 53 Polynesia WATER, WHALES, WANDERING SOUTH PACIFIC GLENN OSTLE Left Picturesque church Tahaa Moorea Belvedere lookout diving coral. Dolphins frequently dives. occasion, dolphins close him. houghts mountains shimmering lagoons occupied partner, Pam Hadfield, Papeete, located Tahiti. ferry ride Moorea, larger Windward joined group photographers snorkel whales. stuff legends. Frances sole overseas country, exotic atolls stretching 1,200 Pacific. August humpback whale 6,000-kilometer Antarctica, whales arrive birth rich, calm waters, encounters. 2002, strict laws dictate interactions must occur. rent, lie anchor sunrise shallow surrounding Moorea. 56 300 twice distance mother calf. Snorkelers freediving, chasing, swimming allowed. Despite size, gentlest world, follow encounters terms. Working 31-foot Zodiac, varying few, captain periodically drop hydrophone singing distance. interactions, Humpback calves mothers months, spends resting calf breathe. unusual 15 minutes flow island. fire dancer entertains cruise ship passengers Bora Bora. 57 breath. 50-foot, 40-ton 15-foot humpbacks, nothing exhilarating surreal. CRUISING ISLANDS Following encounters, Tahiti Polynesian aboard newly renovated Windstar Cruises Star Breeze 10-night Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora, Fakarava Rangiroa Tuamotu Archipelago. Each seated bow coffee quietly approached mesmerized halos clouds encircled cathedrallike straight sea. various ports excursions ashore, included activities diving, snorkeling, them. 58 culture highlights vanilla farms, Tahitian pearls account percentage exports. delve James Norman Hall, co-author Mutiny Bounty, post-Impressionist Gauguin, landscapes 1900s. dives trip, notably dive sites Rangiroa, swam wide fields corals schools manta rays, sharks, Napoleon wrasse. inherited expressive ancestors, display barbecue dancers performed dance. bodies symbolic ray, shark, whale, tattoos, marked Tattooing culture, distinctive designs express identity personality. lush greenery backdrop mountains. Swimming easily exceeded expectations, flew honored respect reside there, Ostle long-time Charlotte, Carolina. almost pursing underwater, photography. Ostles photos articles magazines. photos, featherandfins.smugmug.com. stingray lagoon 59 Odyssey FROM MAASAI MARA OKAVANGO DELTA Top lion pays respects pride lions Maasai Mara, Kenya. Bottom Rothschilds giraffe passes impalas zebras Nakuru 61 frica beckoned partner two-week Botswana, Chobe Okavango Delta. excited, Africa, visiting. meeting Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, elected week Kenya, Naivasha, Nakuru, Mara Reserve, documentaries wildlife. Kenya exceptional. rugged vehicle, photographed zoos, all. Lions, particular, surprise, realized fierce loving within seemingly oblivious presence. walked male shade plopping tire. elephants disagreement hole Botswana. flamingos. Over however, population shrunk drastically. 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