We start out by meeting on Sanibel causeway island (B) second island. Then we head to picnic island, relax spend some time there before heading to St. James city. We will have to cross the Boat Channel, known as the (Miserable mile). Boats travel very fast in that channel. For that reason,
THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. When we see St. James City, we bear West, along the shore line to a small beach area. The street end on the beach. named (Oleander St.) 26*29'29.72"N/82*04'54.27"W the Restaurant is about 25 feet from the beach.
The place is called (WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & MARINA) on the tip of pine Island (ST. James City)
2113 Oleander St. St James city. [masked] Near marker # 21 with a heading of 290*
The Tide will be in our favor. coming in at 6a and heading back to the Gulf by 12p great window. Round trip 8 Miles.
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.