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Kayaking the Florida Keys
Definitely no pool toys on this trip. I've been wanting to do this trip for the longest time and the tide seem to be in our favor for this date. This paddling is more of a scouting trip, never done it before, first timers, no pool toys and no whiners. The trip on Saturday is for those few brave souls that are willing to paddle into the unknown and be vulnerable to changing weather conditions for a couple of hours. A very simple plan: Saturday: We'll launch from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park at 9:00 AM (we have plan B and C depending on the weather), we'll connect to South Creek ,(this creek will keep us away from the main channel where boaters seem to enjoy tipping kayakers over) and take us to the Ocean, once in the Ocean.....we paddle along the mangrove filled shore till we reach the little beach at Rattle Snake Key, is going to be a short paddle from that point to Garden Cove, where our vehicles will be waiting for us. Total distance will be roughly about 10 miles. Sunday: we'll head out to Islamorada and paddle to Lignumvitae and Shell Key. We may even visit Indian Key if the tide is right. We will shuttle ourselves on Saturday, no need to do it on Sunday. I am planning to arrive on Friday and camp Friday and Saturday night, I'll be camping at Kings Kamp RV Park which is right at the mouth of Adam's Cut. More details will follow. Post any questions in the comment section of this Meetup. My Cell:[masked], in case you need to ask a more private question.

John Pennekamp

102601 Overseas Hwy · Key Largo, FL

Respond by: 9/21/2018

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