John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Speechless Sundays - Kayaking the 1000 Islands, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Speechless Sundays - Kayaking the 1000 Islands, Cocoa Beach, Florida

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1000 Islands Cocoa Beach

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Comment balloon 17 commentsJohn Mayer • June 14 2009 10:38AM

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John - I would love to just put myself into this picture... Very relaxing shot!

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Christie's International Real Estate ) over 11 years ago

Now that looks so relaxing....

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) over 11 years ago

John, what a beautiful shot. You can see the water dripping off of the oar!

Posted by Monique Combs, Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs (Royal Shell Real Estate ) over 11 years ago

John:  What a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.  Many years ago I used to take my canoe and float down the Grand River in NorthEast Ohio... under the covered bridges... sharing their paradise with all the wildlife.  What a peaceful time.  Thanks for sharing...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 11 years ago

mmmm....very nice.   One is immediately "in" this picture!    And around the next curve is...????

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 11 years ago

Robert, Kat, Monique and Karen Anne - It's relaxing but you have to paddle pretty hard to get through some of the mangroves. It's nice to be one with nature.

Around the next corner is of course, more mangroves. My wife Marla took this shot which I enhanced - now that's teamwork!

1000 Islands Cocoa Beach

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

So, does a kayaker have to worry about wild animals, like 'gators?

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Marianne - A healthy respect for gators is important. Stay four feet away for every one foot of gator. I carry a flare gun just in case :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

John, I don't think the flare gun  will help when he comes up behind you.  Yikes!!

Posted by Kevin Cavanaugh, Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN (Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty) over 11 years ago

Kevin - Gators are rarely a concern unless it's mating season or you're dealing with a protective Mama. The flare gun will only confuse the little devils so you can get away. They say even a 9 mm would take multiple shots to slow a big one down. I believe in live and let live :-) Seriously, it's never a problem if you use common sense.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

John, Colorado has a guy that lives over in Buena Vista that keeps gators and calls himself and expert. Don't gators perfer salt water? I wonder if he's got salt water over there for them.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Marianne - Gators prefer fresh or brackish water but they sometimes wander from their habitat. It's rarely a problem here on the beach and no different from a nuisance bear up north. Critters are critters and you're in their back yard. We just deal with it.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

Hi John....reading these comments leads me to call you Indiana John....and you thought I was the wild child!!! NOT, but it does look peaceful on that water.  Flare gun...LOL, you're fun ;-)

Posted by Gail MacMillan over 11 years ago

You make an excellent point. We are in their backyard. This year our area has had four times the usual bear sightings! Unfortunately, they are sometimes put down if they come in contact with humans. If they don't attack, then they are moved up into the mountains farther away.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Thanks Gator Gail. It's my mission in life to make you smile!

Marianne - We just serve up gator at the local restaurants - tastes like fishy chicken.  

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

John, I had gator when I was in NOLA for the REALTORS(r) Convention a couple of years ago. I love NOLA...but the gator? Naw...I'll pass. LOL

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 11 years ago

John,

Excellent shot. Extremely clear. I can feel the mosquitoes on my arms. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

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