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Manatee Swimming In Crystal River

Manatee Swimming In Crystal River

Manatee photo by Miles Saunders, Discover Crystal River There is only one place in Florida where you can legally get…

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is one of the oldest lights on the Florida coast. The original light was built in…

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
A Beach In The Shadow Of Rockets

A Beach In The Shadow Of Rockets

Winter brings a transformation to the Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. In the cooler months the beach is not the…

A photographer’s journey at dawn and dusk

A photographer’s journey at dawn and dusk

Every photographer knows the best and most dramatic light is around sunrise and sunset. It’s called the “Blue Hour”, although…

A photographer’s journey at dawn and dusk
Thoroughbred Horse Rescue

Thoroughbred Horse Rescue

Originally published in Space Coast Living Magazine Words and pictures by Fred Mays “And DOWN the stretch they come…”.  That…

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area

One of the closest wilderness hiking destinations to Orlando is the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area in east Orange County, near…

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area
Historic Melbourne Beach Pier

Historic Melbourne Beach Pier

  Article and photos by Fred Mays If you’re beachside and looking for a quiet place to watch a sunset,…

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse rises 175 feet above the sandy soil in Volusia County, the tallest lighthouse in Florida. It…

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Florida’s Pine Island. Fish On!

Florida’s Pine Island. Fish On!

It sits off the southwest Florida coast, just north of Fort Myers, tied to the mainland by a tenuous two-lane…

Five Secluded Island Getaways on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Five Secluded Island Getaways on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Florida is big, very populous state and consequently finding a little quiet peace on the beach gets harder all the…

Five Secluded Island Getaways on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Fred Mays

Blogger, journalist, photographer, adventurer