Ft. DeSoto, Shell Key Camping Rendezvous - Level 2

  • 22 Oct 2016
  • 9:30 AM
  • Launch: Gulfport Marina

Registration

  • Kayak camping trip to Shell Key near Ft. DeSoto with other club members and levels.

Registration is closed

Join the Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers for our first overnight camping trip this paddling season! We will have three paddles - Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 trips all leaving on October 22nd to rendezvous at Shell Key and return on October 23rd. We will camp on the beautiful gulf-side beach and spend time relaxing around the campfire. This is a great opportunity to practice your kayak-camping skills with experienced paddlers. You will be required to bring your own camping gear and food. A camping gear list can be found on the TBSK web site under Trip Planning, Camping Via Kayak – the link is: http://tbsk.club/resources/Documents/Camping%20Gear%20List.pdf

Level 2 Shell Key Camping Trip Description, Launch Site

Trip Leader:

Harry Tobin (htobin001@gmail.com)

Launch: Gulfport Marina.  Contact the trip leader for special parking instructions

Trip distance:

There are several possible routes for this trip. The trip leaders will decide which route would be best based on the winds/weather. The shortest route is 7 miles for a total of 14 miles over two days. The longest route is 9 nautical miles from the launch to the Gulf side of Shell Key for a total mileage of 18 miles over 2 days.

Launch Time: The group will meet at 9:30 and launch when everyone is ready.


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