Englewood, Florida

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I have had an excellent second week in the USA. Meeting generous, helpful people and finally getting couchsurfing to work. The weather has been mostly great, although I have had to walk through some heavy rain and endured some long, hot days along the road.

Listen to the podcast and find out more. I realize I need to practice my podcasting a lot more. all the “uhmms” and “ahhs” along with the drawn out “ands” really need to go. But the only way to get better is to practise and I hope the quality of the narrative will improve with time.

 

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I stayed with Hal in Pioneer Plantation. We had several long talks about just about everything under the sun.

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Leaving Pioneer Plantation i found some stretch limos, the Mule really fell for the white Hummer.

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I was very lucky to get to couchsurf with Nedene in Gateway (Fort Myers). Walking into the community was just like walking into a typical suburban american movie scene.

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As I was leavingFort Myers, Laura saw me walking past and after checking the website, ran after me for a chat. Turns out she is a journalist and had many great ideas and connections for me.

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Larry, my couchsurfing host in Punta Gorda, with his mother and father.

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Larry’s great school bus!

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and the inside…

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Larry from Englewood. I couchsurfed with him and his wife Deborah

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Gena and John looking for shark’s teeth on Englewood beach. We found plenty, they are old fossilised ones that wash up on the beaches around Venice.

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Yours truly

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A fossilised sharks tooth, a very small one!

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Checking out the Pelicans and fish in the mangrove swamp while on the look out for manatees.

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Some of the fish they were pulling up looked decidedly unfriendly…

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A nice 32 hotrod for sale on the side of the highway. I was almost tempted to trade in the Mule but quickly came to my senses. I mean what is a hotrod compared to the Mule!

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