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Let's paddle from Blind Pass to Buck Key

 Head to Sanibel over the causeway bridge to the stop light, make a right turn onto Periwinkle Rd. Stay on Periwinkle until you get to Tarpon Rd, stop sign. There make a right turn. Then go to the next stop sign, make a left turn onto Sanibel/Captive Rd. Travel about 7 miles. The parking is on left hand side before going over the  blind pass bridge. There's also parking across the bridge on left hand side and portable toilets. Get there early because there's limited parking spaces. There is more space on the other side of bridge.

Our trip is going to take us into Buck Key lagoon, then through the lagoon mangroves a mile long. will come out on the other side of the island on Pine Island Sound. Then we will head back to the beach for lunch and some swimming. There's meter parking.  Round trip is 5.78 miles. The tides are favorable. This trip is not for beginners.

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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  • Jeff Z

    wonderful great trip

    July 21, 2013

  • Janet

    Had a great time. Boogied out to get my new Yak and darn it had a crack in the gel coat on the back deck. Poo !! Back to waiting, impatiently now.

    July 20, 2013

  • Anne D.

    As always, great group of people and a beautiful day on the water! Thanks Jeff for organizing!

    July 20, 2013

  • Nancy

    Great day. The weather was perfect and the tides in our favor. Watching the dolphins feed at the end of the trip was just the icing on the cake. Thanks Jeff for organizing another fantastic trip!

    July 20, 2013

  • Rodger

    Thanks Jeff for posting this event. I had a great time. What a wonderful group of fokes.

    July 20, 2013

  • Colleen

    Great day on the water! Thanks for organizing, Jeff! Loved the lunch, too...nice surprise.

    July 20, 2013

  • DON

    Thanks for posting Jeff Z. As always, great Group !

    July 20, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    On my way, see you all in a bit.:-)

    July 20, 2013

  • Debra

    Have a nice paddle. Cant go and mad as hell . I want to play with my pals

    July 20, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Saturday Weather update: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east northeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Water temp. 81* ANOTHER FUN DAY AHEAD:-)

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • Nancy

      YIPEEEEEE!

      July 20, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Bring plenty of mosquitoe repellent. Mosquitoes will jump you, like spider monkeys. In the mangroves.

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Jeff Z

      comp. software: go to www. noaa.gov/ tide prediction

      July 17, 2013

    • Nancy

      Thanks Jeff. I'll see you tomorrow...I've been off all this week and itching to go paddling!

      July 19, 2013

  • Mara

    Unfortunately, I won’t be able to join the group this weekend and will miss out on the fun.

    July 19, 2013

    • Nancy

      I thought fo you when I was at Silent Sports in Venice. If you are still looking for a new yak check them out. They have a great selection. It's about 1 q

      July 19, 2013

    • Nancy

      1 1/2 hours north of us on US41

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a fun trip!

    July 19, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    The following people Have notified me they will not be attending: Jana Charvat, Debby Mantell, Mara. So the RSVP is open again.

    July 19, 2013

  • Darlene

    Be prepared to carry your boats to the beach, it is a bit of a trek down a sand path. Wheels are helpful but still tough in the soft sand.

    July 14, 2013

  • Deborah L.

    Sun, water, scenery, happy hour all day, really?

    July 11, 2013

    • Jeff Z

      This only happens in paradise,

      July 12, 2013

  • Bea W.

    That is my weekend to work have a great time!

    July 12, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Let's have lunch at: Sanibel Fish House Restaurant
    1523 Periwinkle way, Sanibel. All Day Happy Hour.
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    July 7, 2013

  • Janet

    The map on this is not working is there a better address for this location?

    July 3, 2013

    • Elin M.

      Janet, if you're traveling on Sanibel-Captiva Rd toward Captiva, Blind Pass is after Mile Marker 7, just past the Sanibel General Store and the Sunset Grill. There are two parking lots on the left - one just before Blind Pass and one just after. If you have a Lee County parking sticker, you can park in the north lot for free.

      July 5, 2013

    • Jeff Z

      I fix the map. Its on blind Pass now.

      July 7, 2013

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