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The ICW looks a bit different in Florida. A lot of abandoned boats, assorted people, interesting weather

We had a manatee encounter one afternoon with some friends. It was at the marina Fernandina Beach, Florida, just south of the Georgia state line. Our boats were too large to use the marina, so we had to anchor out in the ICW and use a dingy to come ashore. The dingy our friend Ron was in launched into the air. Ron and dinghy launched off the water about three feet with a surprise manatee underneath. A surprise for all of us watching.