February 9, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This will be the long delayed (broke a bone in my hand) 2nd part of the series. We will launch at Morningside Park, paddle south to Bayside, back north to the 79th St Causeway and then back to the launch. Estimated distance is 10 miles, but since we launch in the middle you can break off early for a 6 mile jaunt. Highlights of the trip are Bayside, the Venetian causeway and several spoil islands. Trout, bluefish and mackerel have been biting if anyone else wants to troll. Fishing license required. We'll stop for a break on one of the islands. High tide is at 8AM, so the paddle north will be against the current, which is only bad right near Bayside.
Directions to Launch: Take 112/195 Expressway east to exit 2B- Biscayne Blvd. Turn right on Biscayne Blvd (US-1) to NE 50th terr (just after the church). Turn right and meander to the park entrance on NE 55th St. Don't mind the guard at the gate, they just record license plates and let you through. The new launch area is the parking lot just north of the swimming pool. Plan to launch by 9:30.
Skill level 2 due to distance. Bring water, snack, PFD, whistle, hat, sunscreen.