Meet Al Tillson (813-832-3961; email@example.com) at the northeastern end of Fort DeSoto Park at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday October 14 for a 10 a.m. launch.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will practice social distancing on and off the water and prioritize towing in the event of a capsize. To facilitate this, we will spend a few minutes before launch learning and practicing an easy method of getting into our boats that makes it possible to handle slightly deeper water.
We’ll be paddling about 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace out and back along both sides of eastern Mullet Key with a break somewhere around midway. Should see nice views of the Skyway Bridge, some commercial shipping in the Egmont Channel, lots of mangroves, a variety of fish, a fair array of water birds, and hopefully the occasional dolphin or manatee.
Be sure to bring plenty of water, a face mask, lunch/snack, sunscreen, repellent, and footwear that will protect you against possible oyster shells at take outs. A waterproof outer shell is also a good idea. All boats should have sealed flotation and bow and stern grab loops and/or deck lines.
Please RSVP on club website. Detailed directions to launch spot will be sent to those who register.