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Let's paddle Bunch Beach to Fort Myers Beach

Will meet at the Bunch Beach park on (John Morris Rd) then head to Bowditch Beach. Or Fort Myers  beach, hang out a while. Lunch at Gatorbites  Tail & ale.  "ITS A FUN DAY"

Paddler’s responsibilities 
Besides the outings planned by our organizers.  We do not screen these persons nor have we checked out their kayaking abilities. Regardless of what organizers posts an event, when you take part in kayaking or paddling, you alone are responsible for your safety. Kayaking can be dangerous. You paddle at your own risk. Safety is your responsibility. Become aware of the dangers of wind, waves, currents, and wakes from big boats, sun and heat. It's mandatory you have a personal flotation device with you and a whistle when kayaking.  Wear your life vest, always. Take plenty of water and sun block. Be ready to turn back if you no longer feel comfortable in a situation. No other person knows better what your limitations are than you. Realize that risk cannot be eliminated totally. Storms with strong winds, big waves and driving rain can develop quickly. Pay attention to changes in the weather and head for shore where you can wait safely until it has passed. Being out a long way from shore is risky because kayaks cannot travel quick enough to get to shore when a storm develops. For that reason it is always safest to paddle fairly close to shore so that it can be reached in just a couple minutes if necessary.

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  • Elin M.

    Excellent paddle - the 'washing machine' provided an excellent workout!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Many thanks to the weather gods and Jeff's guidance in interpreting their signs :o)
    Very colorful pictures and an even more colorful group of paddlers!!!
    Looking forward to another trip soon...

    July 7, 2013

  • Mara

    Great fun with great people. It was nice seen everyone and meeting new group members. This is a fun group!

    Ada... thank you so very much for sharing your kayak with me and for the delicious snack. You are the best! It was great meeting you. Thanks again.

    July 7, 2013

  • Nancy

    Great trip Jeff. I had a wonderful time paddling (for the first time!) on the ocean side of the causeway. Riding the waves was a lot of fun! Looking forward to the Blind Pass trip in a couple of weeks.

    July 6, 2013

  • DON

    Great paddle !

    July 6, 2013

  • Patrick

    Nice Paddle

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great trip. Nice weather to paddle, plenty of sunshine, a gracious host/leader/organizer (Jeff) and excellent group of people.

    2 · July 6, 2013

    • Micki S.

      Thanks for helping me too! And not laughing at the way I tie my kayak ...

      1 · July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought you secured that kayak like an experienced skipper.

      1 · July 6, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    The weather was fabulous, the company great. and the fun outstanding.

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Micki S.

    Super people and GREAT weather. Thanks to Jeff for his careful planning.

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    It looks like where going to have a great day. So see you on the water. at 9am

    July 6, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Saturdays Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40% water temp.84

    July 6, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Where going to have Lunch at.
    Gator bites Tail & ale.
    at 20321 Summerlin Rd. Fort Myers.

    WWW.bewardofthegator.com

    July 5, 2013

  • Anne D.

    Sorry to miss this, but my cat has an injury that will keep me close to home. Have fun!

    July 5, 2013

  • Darrin K.

    This may sound dumb, but when we get to fort myers beach, how do we get back to our cars? Do we paddle back or what's the plan

    1 · July 5, 2013

    • Darrin K.

      Do you know how long it will take?

      July 5, 2013

    • Jeff Z

      It depends on the weather, and how much were enjoying our self's. Just remember anyone can turn back at anytime.

      July 5, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Hi Darrin, Not a dumb question. If you have someone drop you off, at bunch beach and pick you up at Fort Myers beach. Then that's cool. Other wise we need to paddle back. to bunch beach.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeff,

    July 5, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    where launching from the Lee County Park. where they have the boat rentals, and kayak ramp.

    July 4, 2013

  • Janet

    Are you launching at the new Yak launch area or down in the muddy area where it used to be??

    July 3, 2013

    • Debby M.

      Janet I would go to the new launch area.

      July 4, 2013

  • Darrin K.

    Ada, I am new to the group. I am trying to get off from work saturday, and if I can could I use the single kayak?

    July 4, 2013

  • Jean W.

    Im in

    June 28, 2013

  • Colleen

    This is the same day for the Wheels and Wings Ride. Not sure which one I want to do yet!

    June 18, 2013

    • Debby M.

      I am signed up for both as well. I say lets see how hot it is. Really hot I will opt for paddling since we can get in the water.

      2 · June 18, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    This Trip is not a beginner friendly event. But thank you for asking.

    June 12, 2013

  • Anne

    Is this a kayak beginner friendly event?

    June 11, 2013

  • Micki S.

    This sounds great, may do!

    June 10, 2013

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