Outdoors

Carl Selles, 67, swims the butterfly at North Shore Pool in St. Petersburg during a morning workout. He is set to compete Saturday in the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim and become its oldest participant. SCOTT KEELER I TIMES

Veteran swimmer set for 24-mile open-water challenge

The wind blew 20 miles per hour out of the north. Waves, 4 to 6 feet high, broke over the bow of the flats skiff, nearly filling the boat with water. It was not a good day to be on Tampa Bay. "I was having a great time, but the boat was about to sink," recalled 67-year-old Carl Selles. "So I had to stop." So much f …

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Segway tour rolls through the prairie

Segway tour rolls through the prairie

LAKE KISSIMMEE STATE PARK — Jeff Futch promised I would not knock my teeth out. "There's nothing to it," he said, rocking back and forth on his all-terrain Segway. "Even you could do …

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Beach work betters Tampa Bay estuary for fish

Beach work betters Tampa Bay estuary for fish

FORT DE SOTO — Jim Wilson is a big-picture kind of guy. "If you plant sea oats," he said, "you protect the dunes. If you protect the dunes, you protect the bay … and that's where …

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