2009-07-04 26 -80

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Sat 4 Jul 2009 in 26,-80:
26.6922982, -80.6337631

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[edit] Location

On a sugar cane farm near Belle Glade.

[edit] Participants

Aperfectring

[edit] Plans

None. I decided I was getting stir crazy, and the point looked like a good candidate to take me out for a drive for a couple hours.

[edit] Expedition

After gathering the typical stuff I headed out. Primarily it was just driving along highways. After I got onto some county roads, I saw a few abandoned buildings. I also saw tons of crumbling bridges over the canals. When I stopped to take pictures of the buildings, I saw a very discouraging No Trespassing sign. As I continued on my way to the farm plot which holds the point, I kept seeing more of those No Trespassing signs at every possible entry point to the farms. It was at this point I figured that I likely wouldn't be able to get very close to the point. However, I had driven for about an hour by now, so I continued to get as close as I could.

When I got to the parking location I had identified from the aerial photos, there were a few trucks parked there, and a couple trucks driving slowly down the road. I decided not to stop (the parking location looked to be private property, and I knew I wasn't getting close to the point). I then drove a bit down the road, and pulled off at one of the entrances to take a picture of a No Trespassing sign, and of the sugar cane. I decided to take a nearly Tron-worthy route, and go back a different way than I came. Again along the way I found some more abandoned buildings and stopped to take a picture. The rest of the drive was rather uneventful, other than driving on perhaps the straightest and flattest stretch of road I have ever seen.

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