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10,000 Islands with "Going the Distance"
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We canoe the edge of the Everglades, Dec 27-31, 2004.

The musical selection for this page is Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins, an apropos selection for this five day adventure.

Youth Campers canoe with GTD.
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We make landfall, ready to set up camp.

Below is one of the channels between the islands.
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Paul displays his canoeing prowess.

Click on the picture to go the the website for Going the Distance Ministery.

The Youth Campers went to the 10,000 Islands area of Florida on a five day canoe trek with "Going the Distance Ministery."  There were a total of 12 people in six canoes and we made great new friends.
 
The 10,000 Islands are created by the interaction of the water flowing from the Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico.  The outer islands face the salt water and have sand and shell beaches.  As you move to the interior the channels formed by the flow of the "River of Grass" form muddy islands covered with mangroves.  Unlike the freshwater areas of the interior Everglades this region is brackish.  Saltwater tides influence the islands flora and fauna.  The channels between the islands form a laberynthine maze.  It is a unique habitat and a great place to canoe trek.

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Click here for tips on canoeing these islands

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