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    Hunt for shark's teeth

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 14, 2008

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    When I first learned people walked the beach in Englewood looking for shark's teeth , I was a little leary. However I learned that these are actually fossilized and millions of years old. Typically a shark have two to three working rows of teeth with 20 to 30 teeth in each row, but e.g. a whale shark have about 300 teeth in each row. The replacement rate has not been measured in most sharks but normally the teeth seem to be replaced every two weeks.

    It's great sport!!

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    Go on a Swamp Tour

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 23, 2008

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    There are lots of great day trips you can take from here. One of our favorites was the Swamp Tour . Its a whole day but well worth the 6 hour return trip. We went to the Big Cypress Reservation of the Seminole Tribe . It was great . They take you out in an airboat and stop in the swamp and feed the allogators . At one point we were actually surrounded . They have an informative display about Florida snakes as well .There is also a lovely boardwalk nature trail, with a chance to see lots of birds etc. We also took a swamp buggy tour too.
    Adults $49.00

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    Stump Pass Beach State Park

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 15, 2008

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    We love this beach park . It has a mile long white sand beach on a stretch of undeveloped Florida coastline. We take the hiking trail and enjoy seeing many species of wildlife, snowy egrets, least terns, and magnificent frigatebirds. Its wonderful to take a swim in peaceful seclusion!!

    8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

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    Golf Oyster Creek

    by easterntrekker Updated Sep 22, 2008

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    There are tons of golf courses to choose around Englewood and Oyster Creek is one of our favorites .Ten out of the eighteen holes are parallel to water hazards or have a water hazard in front view and as we discovered its best to let your ball stay in the water trap as the alligators love it here!!
    The rates are reasonable Spring /summer rates are ( including a cart)18 Holes Riding after 12:00 - $20.00
    9 Holes 7am - 3pm - $13.50

    I think we were paying $19.00 for 9 holes after 4PM in the winter.

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    Hunt for Shells

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 22, 2008

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    If you tire of looking for fossilized shark's teeth on the beach you can always look for shell's . There so many beautiful shell's , lovely soft pastel colours. I noticed ome people looking for just the white ones , or only mauve....I'm not a huge craft person so I can only imagine what they might use them for . I ended up with a huge back that are still in my garage at home!!!

    I think when I return I'll go for getting a really good picture of them that I can frame .

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    Alligators

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 23, 2008

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    We see lots of alligators in Florida. Some of the largest we saw were along the water filled ditches as we drove into Big Cypress Reservation . We were heading to the Swamo Tour but honestly we considered just looking in tne ditches instead.

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    Englewood Beach

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 14, 2008

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    Englewood Beach is everything a beach should be. Warm gulf coast waters, lots of sand,a boardwalk and clean washrooms . We spend hours here most days . Its not too crowded like some beaches in Florida can be , which is one big advantage of being in small town Florida....ah can't wait to get back.

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    Boating

    by easterntrekker Updated Sep 16, 2008

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    We rented a boat a couple of times and spent the day out on the water. It's a fabulous area to boat in . Lemon Bay is the home of Englewood. The barrier islands of Manasota Key and Knight Island separate the bay from the Gulf of Mexico. The Intracoastal Waterway passes through the center of Lemon Bay. We often saw dolphin , and lots of sea birds of course. We took a picnic , our grand kids and our dog. We could nose the boat right up to little secluded beaches for a swim .Its the stuff memories are made of .

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    The Palms - Golf

    by easterntrekker Updated Mar 9, 2009

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    We played 18 holes here . It's a fabulous . It's a Par 72 with lots of challenge. ( Including the sand trap, with me in it in the picture. For the most part its pretty wide open though. After 2PM twilight rates kick in and you can play 18 for $25.00 including a cart. Hard to beat!

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    See A Space Launch

    by easterntrekker Written Mar 16, 2009

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    We were so excited to beable to see the Space Shuttle Discovery STS-119 high in the sky over our heads ! We are a good 4 hour drive from the launch pad so it was a real treat that we actually caught is site of it. Last we we drove to Cocoa Beach to see it up close and were disappointed when it was delayed, so this was a special treat. In front of the line of pink smoke we could see what looked like a star , just ahead of it as it trailed upward . Within minutes the smoke disappeared and a snow white cloud appearred. We thought that might have been when they left our atmosphere. Such an amazing thing!!

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    Fishing at Stump Pass Park

    by easterntrekker Updated Sep 15, 2008

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    We saw lots of people fishing along the shore. Catches can yield catches of flounder, snook, trout, redfish, snapper, whiting, sheepshead and tarpon. Remember to get a license.

    We got a kick out of the heron waiting for the catch!!!

    Park fee is $2.00

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    See the osprey nests

    by easterntrekker Written Mar 9, 2009

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    We love to watch the osprey as we don't see them in Nova Scotia . The Osprey , which is sometimes called the sea Hawk eat fish and build their big nests high in bare trees in plain view. Here's is a picture of one just leavinng their nest.

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    Florida Turtle

    by easterntrekker Written Mar 20, 2009

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    I think one of the reasons I enjoy golfing here so much is for the wildlife . I always especially enjoy seeing turtles and we spotted this little guying the late day March sun last week . I think he is a Red-bellied turtle but I might be wrong .

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    Placida Seafood Festival

    by easterntrekker Written Mar 21, 2009

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    Festaval's are a part of weekend life in Florida...not a bad thing . They're always a bit of fun . This one in Placida was sponsered my the Rotary and was lots of fun . Good seafood was everywhere and lots of craft stalls selling everything from T Shirts to antiques.

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    Englewood

    by Tolik Written Apr 24, 2005

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    Englewood is located 35 miles south of Sarasota and 50 miles north of Fort Myers, in the middle of the Florida Gulf Coast on the beautiful Lemon Bay. The town’s area stretches from the boundaries of South Venice Beach and North Port in Sarasota County to the Myakka River in Charlotte County. As a matter of fact, it resides on the peninsula of the peninsula. The Englewood - Cape Haze Peninsula rests on the waters of Lemon Bay and the Charlotte Harbor, and its barrier islands border the Gulf of Mexico; all on the Florida Peninsula’s West Coast.

    The attraction of the Gulf Coast is that it can be so many things to so many people. The sub-tropical beaches and gentle climate create an appealing atmosphere for an array of outdoor activities. In addition, the Englewood area offers year-round cultural events, wonderful parks and recreational facilities. The weather could not be better with temperatures averaging 64 degrees Fahrenheit in January while August averages 82°. Here you can enjoy the simple pleasure in life of swimming in the surf and drying in the sun on the white sands of Manasota Key. Listen to the secrets that wet winds from the Lemon Bay hold. Hike through neighboring Lemon Bay Park looking for the Eagle's Nest (or visit Venice Rookery). Bike to the Englewood Recreation Center and play some tennis. At the end of the day remember to watch the sunset over the Gulf on the boardwalk at Englewood Beach (Lemon Bay sunset is gorgeous too).

    There are plenty of accommodation choices as well – you can rent a house or stay at one of the resorts.

    Lemon Bay
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