The tides look right for a paddle up the Miami River March 25th. We will meet on the northwest side of the Rickenbacker Causeway (Hobie Island Beach) at 9:30 AM. I plan to launch about 30 min later. We will travel along Brickell Ave, hang a left after Brickell Key, pass the Miami Circle ( a 2000 year-old Tequesta site) and go upriver 2-3 miles. There's a small ramp at Sewell Park (at 17th Ave) where we can stop for lunch. The park itself has plenty of room for everybody. The tide will change about 90 minutes after the launch for the trip back. The round trip will be about 10 miles, but about half will be with the tide pushing us along.
Maps of Rickenbacker Causeway (http://www.floridakayaksites.info/coconut_grove.html)
Just one of those paddles to do because it is there. There's a lot of Miami History on that little section. I have contacted the HistoryMiami Museum and one of their guides will be joining us.
ORGANIZING: Since this is such a big group, we will need to split up into groups of 15 kayaks as we near Brickell Key so as not to clog up boat channels. Anybody who feels comfortable leading a subgroup let me know on Sunday. As with other trips, we are not professional guides and paddlers are responsible for their own safety out there.
Bring sunscreen, water, PFD, whistle, lunch.