Staying Safe During Your Florida Vacation

Florida is a great place to take a family vacation. An escape with loved ones can be just the right getaway to relax together, enjoy the beauty of the beach, and maybe try something new. Some of the most enjoyable beach vacations with family involve lounging after a fun morning of water sports. With miles of beaches along both coasts and glimmering shorelines on the Gulf of Mexico, there is a beach vacation for everyone.

But it is important to remember to keep safety at the forefront of mind when vacationing. All too often, people let their guard down while they’re out for fun in the sun and relaxation. Safety, however, should never be put on the backburner, especially when participating in activities on or around watercraft.

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Finding Safe Beach Accommodations 

There are many places to stay in Florida. Whether staying at a traditional hotel, a beachside suite, or renting a house, the options are vast and you can find the right place for your family. Regardless of the accommodation, consider the safety and security protocols of the facility, along with which amenities are available. You may also want to think about its proximity to the beach so that you can lounge and enjoy some boating and water sports when you get ready and avoid having to travel too far.

Boating Activities and Safety in Water Sports

In addition to enjoying relaxing activities, the beach provides an opportunity to participate in additional watersports and boating activities that make vacation experiences unique. Whether the thrill of taking a jet ski or Waverunners out into the open water, or taking a leisurely boat tour, vacation excursions are a fun treat. 

To protect yourself during boating activities on vacation, it is important to use reputable boating companies that take their safety standards seriously and meet state and local legal and safety requirements. For example, many who vacation to St. Pete Beach may enjoy taking a sea kayak out into the ocean or paddle boarding. Taking safety precautions, such as asking for instruction on the activity and wearing the available safety gear provided including safety vests, is very important. Checking the weather for safet is also a must to make sure you don’t get into a dangerous situation due to rough water or high winds from approaching storms. 

Boat operators should have adequate experience and proper licensing to keep passengers safe. If you have the opportunity to rent a boat yourself, you want to make sure that whoever is going to operate the boat is able to do so safely. Do not let family feelings get in the way of prioritizing safety, and if a hired boat operator makes you uncertain, you should trust yourself to look into the safety of the boat and company. 

Liability Waivers

The company renting out the equipment has liability waivers that it asks all participants to sign. These waivers are designed to protect the company if you  happen to be injured while participating in beach water sports. These waivers are legal documents, these documents attempt to limit one’s rights to recover from an accident. Read them very carefully and ask questions if you are unsure prior to signing.

Florida has so much to offer on a beach vacation. Many families have had some great moments learning to paddle board, improve kayak skills, and watch others take out the wave bikes or a pontoon boat. With safety in mind, everyone can look forward to returning again for another day of fun in the sun as a family. 

Author: Brian Denney

Bio: BRIAN R. DENNEY is a shareholder at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has earned Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law, the highest level of recognition for the competency and experience of a civil trial lawyer. Mr. Denney routinely works with individuals and families throughout Florida whose lives have been devastated due to the negligence of others. He takes pride in developing positive relationships with his clients in order to help them navigate through the legal process and better serve as their advocate at trial.

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  1. The Aussies are NOT using the Derrida Deconstruction of Chairman Xi’s thought process.

    Pre-Covid

    In the Pre-COVID era,nations DIPPED into the CHINESE POT OF ELIXIR,for their vitality and growth, and then , targeted China,for Rights and Soverign violations. The Chinese do NOT appreciate this intellectual sophistry.The Chinese have their own Socrates and Aristotle,In Mencius and Confucius.

    Hence,the Chinese ignored the noise and built up the INFRASTRUCTURE IN PRC and AFRICA, using the raw materials of the o/s world – and that phase is OVER.

    Thence,there was the need for the DEFLATOR

    The Deflator = COVID

    COVID is the deflator and there are many more in the pipeline.The objective was GLOBAL DEMAND DESTRUCTION and SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION,so that the PRC can PICK AND CHOOSE THE GLOBAL SUPPLIERS,it wishes as supply chain partners.dindooohindoo

    DEMAND DESTRUCTION makes distance less relevant,wipes out marginal capacities,destroys banks and leads to massive unemployment.That is VULNERABILITY for all the EXPORTING NATIONS TO PRC. Therefore,the profits are now flowing back to PRC ,with once in a lifetime,geo-strategic benefits for PRC,with CHAOS in USA and UK , and the Plague in The EU.

    When distances become irrelevant,alternative suppliers of raw materials abound- and so PRC,will not need Aussie raw materials.

    THE DEFLATOR has ensured that,EVERY EXPORTED ITEM FROM AUSSIE TO PRC,has an Alt supplier,from a nation,which is VULNERABLE,and will ALLOW UNFETTERED CHINESE INVESTMENT ,and will NOT opine of China’s Rights,and Soverign infringements.

    THE DEFLATOR has NOT merely proven that China has a RESILIENT AND RELIABLE supply chain.IT IS A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD that PRC is the INTERSECTION OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS – making it INDISPENSABLE.THE DEFLATOR is the 1st PHASE of the WEAPONISATION ,of the SAID INTERSECTION.

    The Turning Tides and Waves

    There is NO Turning Tide.Tides and Waves follow a regular and repetitive pattern.This is an EPOCHAL DEFLATOR.The UK /USA and EU are in TERMINAL DECLINE,Putin HAS CANCER – and I do not see any hope ,besides the Gods in The Atlantis, under the Barrier Reef.

    The FUTURE is as clear as the STORY of JESUS, in the Bible of BARNABUS.U may HATE Barnabus,but the FUTURE is evident – and the Aussies should let the Indians perish,at the hands of the Chinese,and the Japs and Korea can sort their disputes with PRC (with US help).Aussie has no role in this matrix.

    DISTANCE IS A PROTECTION FOR THE AUSSIES – but if the Aussie neighbors align with PRC,DISTANCE will be the heel of Achilles,for the Aussies (especially in the inevitable future of Naval Undersea Drones).

    Y has this Anti-Chinese sentiment hijacked Aussies ? It is the immigration of Viets,Indians and other Asians into Aussie land,and their baggage of hate and insecurity.

    Pause and Reflect – in the future of AI and Robotics,what will Aussies do with these immigrants ? Either the immigrants or the original Aussies (Whites),will become dead weight,in the future – and that is a recipe for Political Disaster.As it is Chinese Billionaires from PRC are buying up Aussie politicians and bureaucrats – like strawberries.

    Are these immigrants aiding the transition to the New Economy (non-export based) ? But will these New Economy businesses exist in the future ? Like in the USA,immigrants,aliens and illegals will decide the fate of Aussie land in the future – towards the inevitable doom as you are seeing in the USA today.

  2. Los Abogados de Accidentes Ahora en San Bernardino, nos encargamos de hacerle justicia, a aquellas personas que sufrieron de cualquier tipo de accidente y logramos para ellos, una compensación legal que cubra, hasta el más mínimo gasto resultante del desastre sufrido.

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