Rescheduled- Caladesi Island Circumnavigation – level II

  • 18 Oct 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • Dunedin Causeway

Registration

  • an intermediate paddle with short portage

Bad news- The weather forecast for tomorrow is not good so the trip is cancelled.  Good news- we have verified that the portage path through the mangroves is open so we will reschedule for 2 weeks out.

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Trip leaders: Cynthia McGregor, sailingcyn@gmail.com, 305 619 8276; Bob Morris, rcmorrisfa@aol.com, 727 595 8431

Lets try something a little different.  We’ll paddle out to the Gulf and down to the south end of Caladesi Island Park, land on the beach and take our lunch/snack break. Then we will portage the short distance to the bay side of the island (with beach wheels if needed). We will paddle down the old Dunedin Pass, past Scharrer Bayou and Malone Island then north to the launch. High tide is about noon, +2.8 ft, so we should have good water. If wind or water conditions preclude a Gulf paddle, we’ll adjust the plan.

Location: Dunedin Causeway, just west of the kayak rental.

Schedule: Wed, Oct 18, 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 a.m. launch, return about 1:00 p.m.

Difficulty: Level II, about 8 miles, including open Gulf and surf landing.

Required: PFD (no inflatable please), whistle, kayak at least 16’ with flotation or water tight bulkheads, spray deck, sun protection, drink, lunch/snack to eat on the beach. See the Skills Self Assessment Chart on the web site and contact the leader with any questions. Please register on the web site or RSVP to the trip leader to allow notification of any changes.



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