Category Archives: Trips

The Adventurous Woman take several trips a year to enjoy the outdoors.

Rye Preserve Hike Trip Report

Here is the trip report by Gail and some pictures from the hike at Rye Preserve.

On Saturday, several adventurous ladies, including Christy, Kathy, Inta, Aleis, Karen, Sharon, Nina and Gail, completed a 3.6 mile hike in the woods of the Rye Preserve. 😁

Not much wildlife but we did have a black vulture following us overhead. Probably waiting for one of us to fall behind!😮

At the end of the hike we visited the Rye family cemetery with markers during the 1800’s.

Following tradition, we ate lunch at a local eatery, Woody’s River Roo Pub & Grill, located on the Manatee River, RT 301. Nice place to eat, right on the water!

A great hike, with a great group of adventurous ladies!🌲🍔🍻👟👍

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking trails map for Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking trails map for Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

 

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Let’s go hiking!

Note: Due to illness, this hike will be rescheduled. 
Ready to work off some of that Thanksgiving meal?

Our final trip of the year will be to the Cross Florida Greenway – Land Bridge Trail near Ocala. If you have ever noticed a bridge across I-75 that has trees and other vegetation, this is it. This bridge was built in 1999-2000 and was the first true land bridge in the United States. You can read more about it here: http://floridahikes.com/cross-florida-greenway-the-land-bridge and here https://www.floridastateparks.org/trail/Cross-Land-Bridge

We will be hiking this trail on Saturday, December 5th. It will be about a two hour drive or so. We plan to start the hike at about 10:30.

Bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, water and a snack.

We may go to lunch after the hike.

Interested in joining us? Drop Carolyn a note.

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Scalloping FAQ

Question: I’m new at scalloping.  What tips do you have for me?

Answer: Bring socks to wear with your flippers to avoid sores.  Sometimes flippers rub against the tops of your toes while swimming.  Also, get a sample bottle of baby shampoo to bring.  Use it in your mask to keep it clear while snorkeling. And don’t forget to have sunscreen put on your back! Continue reading

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Kayaking at Weedon Island Preserve

With high tide at about 8:30 this morning, we had an early start for our kayaking trip at Weedon Island Preserve.  Well, not quite as early as planned but hey, we were on kayak time!  We had wonderful weather for the trip.  It didn’t get too warm until the end.

We had a small group of five ladies and only one was on her first tour of the mangrove tunnels.  We hit the tide about right paddling through the tunnels.  We saw lots of fiddler crabs crawling on the mangroves.  And fortunately, no snake sightings. Continue reading

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