FROM THE CANAL TO THE LAGOON
Even before we began to clear and plant at False Bluff we decided to have a canal dug from Smokey Lane Lagoon all the way up to a landing place close to the Caribbean.
We had made our first trips out to False Bluff by way of the Caribbean...and some of the trips were not pleasant. Thus, hiring a crew to hand dig a half mile canal through a mangrove swamp was a no brainer.
Now we come and go with ease and safety. Many others do the same because we have opened the canal to the public from sunrise to sunset. People use the canal who had spend decades, hauling stuff from town and slogging through the swamp on foot rather than risking a boat trip loaded with supplies.
And some now take family members out - very young or very old family members who had never made the trip before because renting a boat and making the trip via the Caribbean was too expensive, or because carrying supplies through the swamp was just too much.
At the end of a visit, be the visit hours or days long, travelers move by boat through a leafy tunnel and out into the sunny lagoon.