I know. I lived there for 30 years and have boated in all of America’s top waterways since. One other inland waterway, Lake Powell in the desert on the Utah/Arizona border, stands out in terms of stark beauty. The Great Lakes are beautiful, but so treacherous as to be beyond many inland boaters’ skill level. I positively love Florida’s coastal waters — all of them — but they simply don’t engage one visually as do the rolling hills and stark limestone bluffs laced with deep-green hardwood forests. They border the serpentine impoundment once nicknamed the Dragon Lake because, from the air, if you squint a bit, it does look like a dragon.