A Taste of Lostman's River

Norm Zeigler writes about the myriad sights to be found in the wilds of southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands in The New York Times. “Especially from the post-Civil War era to the early 20th century, the maze of waterways and islands provided haven for commercial fishermen and solitude lovers, as well as for poachers, scoundrels and outlaws on the lam.”

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  • The Ten Thousand Islands is truly one of the most interesting places to explore in the US, as the author says, whether the fish are biting or not. I’m dying to get back there again. In the meantime, I’ll just keep rereading sections of “Totch: A Life in the Everglades” and especially “Killing Mr. Watson”–one of my all-time favorite novels.

  • Bob LeMay

    -Nothing like the ‘Glades. You could fish there all of your life and not learn everything about it….

  • Bob Brown

    Those books mentioned here are great, but to know how it all began and here I refer to the human history of the state and region, and the beginning of its slow but steady transformation I recommend, A Land Remembered, and also Alapata.