Water, Reeds and Alligators


Ever since having seen James Bond zip around the everglades, DonQui Oaty has rather fancied giving it a go for himself.


Finding himself in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, DonQui gets his chance. At the Sawgrass Recreation Park — only 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale — he hops on board an airboat and is whisked out over the sea of sawgrass and bullrushes (or cattails as they are called here).


It is not long before he spies an alligator approaching.


The curious reptile comes right up to the boat…


…along with a snapping turtle.


The able and informative ‘Captain Bob’ steers the airboat through the reeds. At times the boat zips over top of them, Bond-like, on a cushion of air. At other times the boat slows so that DonQui can take in the flora and fauna.


In all it is a most enjoyable hour out.