Video: Forgotten Coasts . . . the Return to Wild Florida
You will thoroughly enjoy this beautiful PBS-BBC film that takes viewers to the Florida that the Seminoles saw in the 1700’s, when they first entered the Sunshine State. It is slightly less than 1 hour long.
PS: I was born IN the Okefenokee Swamp in Southeast Georgia. From those experiences, I would not dream of dancing through black water, wearing shorts and rubber sandals like these three adventurers did. I had my first encounter with a Cottonmouth at age six. It dropped into my flat bottom canoe. I had to kill it with a butcher knife.
Once, you are in a situation where a Cottonmouth Moccasin or a Diamondback Rattler is in striking distance of your leg . . . you do not have such a caviler attitude. And then there are the leeches, unseen sharp limbs in the water and poisonous frogs. Oh did I mention the Coral Snakes? They are in South Georgia and Florida, too. If they bite you in the right spot, you will be dead in seven minutes.
Then again . . . the Seminoles went into these waters regularly, wearing just moccasins or sandals.
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