Saturday, March 27, 2010
Where's the lake?
Later in the morning, we hopped on the BMW and headed southeast towards Lake Okeechobee. We traveled for quite a while beside the lake, but there were no views. It turns out that Lake Okeechobee is so large that it has storm surges just like an ocean. In the 1920's there was a series of hurricanes that caused storm surges that killed over 2000 people. Hoover then had a 35 foot dike built around the lake to prevent any further deaths. Sounds good except you cant see the lake unless you walk along the top of the dike. We passed hundreds of homes that sat right next to Okeechobee and they look at a 35 foot hill. No water view at all. Very odd.