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.
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.