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Midweek Camping Trip!

SK3 Trip, single leg distance not likely more than ca. 12 miles, please be comfortable with paddling faster than 3 kts.


CHANGE OF DATE due to weather....


LAUNCH - We will be launching from Little Bar in Goodland - floating kayak dock, good parking, and good food when we get back!

LAUNCH TIME - We have a high tide at Cape Romano at around 1:40PM, so there's no point in hurrying out there early to fight the current - please plan on a meeting time of about noon with launch in no great hurry after.  If anyone wants to join me for lunch at Little Bar before heading out, they open at 11:30AM.

RETURN SCHEDULE - Low tide at Cape Romano on Friday will be about 9:20AM, so we'll plan to launch sometime between then and 11AM to use the incoming tide on the way back.

MONDAY UPDATE - The front is passing as I type this, leaving falling temperatures and wind out of the north.  To keep our trip out sheltered and our campsite on the windward side, I've selected Carr Island at the mouth of the Morgan River as our destination.  Location is 25°51'14.78"N 81°41'13.25"W - any questions, please ask!

If you can't make it for all three nights please let me know and we can go over plans in detail so you can find us...  :-)

Planning includes making sure we're not fighting the tide and that we have a nice place to stay for a few nights.  Planned activities include day trips, fishing and flying kites - let me know if anything else sounds fun!

Kids welcome!

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  • Erika

    I assume the put-in is at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday. I will be there at least one hour or more before put-in to allow plenty of time for loading the boat. Whitney please confirm. Thank you.

    March 22, 2013

  • Flex 029 K.

    nice! idk if you're aware, but since last fall the "lunar shacks" at C Romano are now in the water permanently!
    is the plan to be at the same camp for 3x nights??
    i might join you and possibly cross over to the 10k area for one of the nights ..
    .. anybody interested in carpooling from west broward?

    March 21, 2013

    • Whitney

      Yeah, I fished between the Domes and the shore last time we camped there - might bring the ENO DoubleNest and sling it in the structure as a midday retreat. I think we'll be at Carr Island all three nights, with day trips to other spots in between. Join us!

      March 22, 2013

  • Erika

    Whitney, I never put in at "Little Bar". Where is it?

    March 19, 2013

    • Whitney

      Little Bar is a bar and restaurant in Goodland with a kayak dock and parking we're invited to use for multi-day trips. It's a good place to come back to after a trip and have a nice meal before getting back on the road. Google Earth finds it using "Little Bar Restaurant, 205 Harbor Pl, Goodland, FL"

      March 20, 2013

  • Bill W

    Not sure yet, but it sounds like a good project. Agree about the weather. There are some great beaches on the gulfside keys out by Gullivan Bay.

    March 19, 2013

  • Erika

    Hi Whitney, My calendar is empty... I'd like to know where we would be going. Thanks. Erika

    March 19, 2013

    • Whitney

      I'm looking to launch from Little Bar and head out to Kice, Cape Romano, Gullivan, Hog, Panther, or Camp Lulu, depending on the forecast winds. Ideally we can be set up someplace where the wind blows the no-see-ums back into the brush rather than up our noses.... :-)

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like an adventure. Tell me more before I fully commit!

    March 19, 2013

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