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From the Swamp to the Keys: A Paddle through Florida History

From the Swamp to the Keys A Paddle through Florida History Johnny Molloy s tale of his amazing modern day paddling adventure is woven with a wealth of interesting information about natural and historic Florida After I put down the book I was inspired to pick

  • Title: From the Swamp to the Keys: A Paddle through Florida History
  • Author: Johnny Molloy
  • ISBN: 9780813026220
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Johnny Molloy s tale of his amazing modern day paddling adventure is woven with a wealth of interesting information about natural and historic Florida After I put down the book, I was inspired to pick up my paddle Brad Manley, Paddle Florida Johnny Molloy, author of several best selling outdoor guides to Florida, is always game for adventure In his latest, he travels Johnny Molloy s tale of his amazing modern day paddling adventure is woven with a wealth of interesting information about natural and historic Florida After I put down the book, I was inspired to pick up my paddle Brad Manley, Paddle Florida Johnny Molloy, author of several best selling outdoor guides to Florida, is always game for adventure In his latest, he travels the Sunshine State from north to south along some of its most famous rivers, swamps, salt marshes, and open waters in search of Florida s disappearing history.This personal travelogue of his two month expedition begins in a canoe at the Okefenokee Swamp, headwaters of Florida s best known river Paddling the dark Suwannee, Molloy curves through the scenic and sometimes wild Big Shoals, past sparkling clear springs Troy and Turtle and Rock Bluff and to the Gulf of Mexico, where he transfers his grub, life jacket, and portable computer into a sea kayak He continues past Tampa Bay into the Everglades and then heads due south, ending his voyage at Long Key and the Atlantic Ocean.Molloy focuses here on the state s history, human and natural, and on the interplay between the land and the water around it He describes attempts made through the centuries to explore them, conquer them, and, finally, to coexist with and preserve them He also invites readers to eavesdrop on his conversations with characters along the way, from anglers on the Suwannee River to crabbers off the shore of Everglades City.Best of all, Molloy invites readers to join him on this remarkable excursion either from their armchairs, following his references to bridges, highways, and towns along the route and charting his journey on the maps provided, or by taking to the water themselves to soak up the sunshine and soft Florida air, to listen to the evening frogs and crickets, and to ponder the mystery of what has been lost in Florida and what might yet be saved.Johnny Molloy is the author of 17 books.

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    1 thought on “From the Swamp to the Keys: A Paddle through Florida History

    1. This book is not necessarily a how-to on planning your own trip from the swamp to the Keys. However, it is one that will inspire you to pick up your paddle or get outside or at least dream of a life where that is possible outside of your daily grind. It is not the best travel book I have read but it has some really strong moments especially when the author is pondering deeper questions about life, society, and our changing world. The strength lies in its ability to make me dream of my next adven [...]

    2. From the Swamp to the Keys: A Paddle through Florida History by Johnny Molloy (University Press of Florida 2003) (917.59) is an interesting record of one paddler's journey by canoe and sea kayak from the Suwannee River in South Georgia to Indian Key on the Atlantic at the tip of mainland Florida. The author even throws in a little natural history on the side. My rating: 6/10, finished 9/13/13.

    3. Typical of the genre: a short book about a long outdoors trip that shares some interesting tidbits and history and doesn't serve as a serious guide to following in the authors footsteps. I learned some things about Florida history and it makes for nice light non-fiction, but isn't anything special.

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