Sea of Okeechobee

Sometimes it pays to do the math.

I was hiking along the Gunpowder River with my brother, not too far from Kingsville Maryland, when we came across this sign.

According to my calculations, that makes it almost 100 times larger than the 670 square miles that make up Lake Okeechobee.

Okeechobee’s upstream watershed is 6 times larger than the area of the lake.

But the funny thing is, when you look out at Lake Okeechobee – it looks like a sea. When you do the same to the Chesapeake, it looks exactly like its name says it is: a bay.

That goes to show:

When it comes to big waters, don’t always believe what you see – there’s often more than meets the eye …

Or do I mean “less?”

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