Friday, April 14, 2006

Day 3

Today was looking even windier than yesterday with the prediction for it to decrease later in the day. We had the pilot briefing and they decided to wait until 11am and check the winds and go from there. Well they were wrong it actually picked up to 20-30 knts so yet another day was cancelled. A bunch of us decided to go canoeing through the everglades and check out the alligators that Florida is well known for. We drove about 40 minutes to a small town that had a river well actually a creek, as it was so dry here this year there was not much water in it. That did not stop the thrill-seeking pilots from exploring though as most of us wanted to see the alligators up close and personal. We all boarded our plastic canoes and entered the waters of the unknown and paddled down stream in search of alligators. We saw about 5 alligators in our travels and I was a little scared but they were only about 4-6ft long not enough to eat you but enough to finish your Hang gliding carer