We are going to circumnavigate Key Biscayne!
We will launch from the beach on Virginia Key, and based on the tides (Low 11am, high 5pm), we will likely start by going through Bear Cut and around the ocean side of Key Biscayne. We will probably stop near the lighthouse for a break and snack, then move on to the bay side of the Key, returning to the launch site. Meet at 7:30, boats in the water by 8am. Total time should be about 3 or 3.5 hours. If there is interest, we might practice some assisted and self rescues at the end of the trip.
Based on the distance and anticipated pace, you should have an ocean kayak, or one at least 14 feet long. We are not trying to set any speed records, but we don't want you to feel like you're being left behind. This is a 12 mile trip, and weather might not be optimal, as the forecast calls for afternoon showers. Thus, this is not a trip for beginners. (Try the monthly meeting paddle from Matheson Hammock, it's great!) Intermediate skill level or above.
You must have a PFD and whistle. Bring plenty of water, sunblock and snacks. If you have a skirt, paddle float, pump, etc, bring them along.
Castaways Against Cancer Training Mission #1
This is the first in a series of kayak trips that we will be posting over the next few months, as we begin a training schedule for the CASTAWAYS AGAINST CANCER. The Castaways kayak from Miami to KeyWest, 160 miles over 7 days, to raise awareness and research funds in the fight against cancer. We launch our 15th annual trip on June 7, 2014. If you'd like to learn more about the Castaways and see videos of past adventures, check out www.castawaysagainstcancer.com
For information on how to take up your paddle and join the fight with Castaways Against Cancer, contact Scott Anderson at [masked]