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Sirenia Park
DESTINATION: SIRENIA Park is the site of the next YGPS paddle outing. Details as follows: Day/Date Arrival @ Launch before Tides Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 8:00 AM 8:30 AM Important Participant Information: Anyone is welcome to participate in the regularly scheduled weekly Y&G Paddling Society (YGPS) kayak trips. The YGPS does not charge fees or dues and does not utilize kayak instructors or guides, and otherwise does not offer kayaking instructions to or for participants. Participants are individually responsible for their own safety and equipment. Participants should check to make certain that weather, water and tide conditions do not exceed their kayaking ability. The use of a GPS device is recommended for use on many of the kayak trails visited by YGPS. Anyone is welcome to participate---bring a friend, a neighbor. · Directions to Sirenia Vista Park: · Sirenia Vista Park is located at the intersection of Ceitus Parkway W and OldBurnt Store Road S. · If traveling from a location outside the northwest Cape: from the intersection of Pine Island Road and Burnt Store Road/Veterans Pkwy go north on Burnt Store Road and turn left (west) at the first intersection onto Ceitus Pkwy - proceed 1+ mile to the Park on the left. Parking is free! Note for anyone arriving via I75: Use Exit 136 and go west on the Colonial Drive over the Mid-Point Bridge to Cape Coral. Upon entering Cape Coral, the road becomes Veterans Parkway. Continue on Veterans Parkway for several miles crossing Pine Island Rd. After crossing Pine Island Rd., turn left at the first intersection - Ceitus Parkway Continue to Sirenia Vista Park as described above. NOTE: Ceitus Parkway is one block past the intersection with Pine Island Road

Sarenia Vista Park

Ceitus Parkway W · Cape Coral , FL


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There are many great places to get out on the water in our area - streams, rivers, lakes, secluded coves, canals, lakes, bays, sounds and the Gulf. In many places the water is shallow and not easily accessible with motor boats but ideally in a kayak. Many enjoy getting away from a hectic lifestyle and relaxing on the water at a slower pace. This is a major benefit of kayaking. But kayaks have other benefits too. They allow us to observe the sub-tropical flora and fauna of the aquatic environment up close without destroying it. Except for the gas needed to get to the launch site, kayakers do not pollute our environment and save a lot of money compared to owners of larger sail or power boats. New kayaks are available for as little as $250. But you can pay $2,000 if you'd like something special. People without kayaks are also welcome. Many of our outings start at locations with kayak rentals or you can pick one up along the way. Our outings are suitable for kayakers of all levels. So, come join us and bring some friends with you.

Besides the outings planned by our organizers, all members can now post events. We do not screen these persons nor have we checked out their kayaking abilities. Regardless of who organizes and posts an event, when you take part you alone are responsible for your safety. Kayaking can be dangerous. Become aware of the dangers of wind, waves, currents, wakes from big boats, sun and heat. Make sure you have a personal flotation device with you. A whistle and flares are good in case you need to get attention to get help. Take food, 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 limits are than you. Realize that risk can not 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 can not 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.

Kayaking is fun. Kayaking with others can be even more fun. Come get involved and take part. But always remember: You are responsible for yourself. Know your limitations, paddle at your own risk. See you on the water :-)

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