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Wet Dog Adventures Message Board › Info on Shell Island Kayak and Camp

Info on Shell Island Kayak and Camp

Carolina M.
user 3883127
Group Organizer
Safety Harbor, FL
Post #: 36
Hey Gang,

Thanks for signing up for our 9th Annual Shell Island Birthday Kayak and Camp. Were looking forward to seeing all of you. We have a large group (20 as of now, but expecting 25 or more by Saturday) going again so it should be fun and safe as it is every year. Here are a few things you need to know...

* Weather looks good a high of 83 F and low of 71 F for Saturday so sunscreen and hat are highly recommended.

* Meeting time is 10 am and launch time is about 10:40 am. Our Put-in location i.. oops sign up as a yes and you will recieve that info.
* If new to kayak camping-Organization is the key. Put things you'll need right away on the top of and inside your hatches for easy retreaval. Pack things that can get wet, ie tent, chairs on top of decks, keeping in mind not to over load in height due to wind resistence and increased free board. A top heavy kayak will tip over in a broadside wind gust. Pack your kayak evenly, meaning load equal weight in bow and stern. If at all possible bring a soft cooler for easy packing in hatches.

* Things to bring: Tent, chairs(kind that fit on a kayak), water, sunscreen, bug spray, appropriate clothing for weather conditions, close toed water shoes or sandels (We don't recommend FLIPFLOPS while paddling due to possible oyster beds cuts), camera, dry bags, lights for at night, money for Billy's Stone Crab. Be sure to bring plenty of water (min 64 oz.) as we will be doing two trips on Saturday one to the Island and the other to Billy Stone Crab for a late lunch.

* FYI-New rules restrict alcohol on the island so you might want to keep the drinking part to the bar at Billy's. We (Carolina Mike's Kayaking Adv. & Tampa Bay Outdoors Online) are not responsible for any fines you may incure for unruly, indecent behavior or getting caught with alcohol. We want to respect the island and as always we practice "Leave no trace, only footsteps" ecology camping. I'm also checking on permits we may need because of the new updates on camping on the island. I'm having trouble getting any concrete answers. The laws seem to be new and unclear.
To get more info on the island check out http://www.pinellasco...­

Thanks again for the support and celebrating our Florida birthday lifestyle. See you soon!

-Carolina Mike and MJ (727-235-1959)
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