The time in Sarasota has been rejuvenating. Marc’s girlfriend Kim flew down and spent a couple days in Siesta Key while Jim and Carole had a great time attending a cousins wedding. It was time well spent.
Now the attention turns to getting the gear and kayaks ready for the next leg. Our plan is to shove off in the morning and take each day as it comes. We should have tailwinds this week. Yea!
The Key West Conundrum
We are hitting the Keys in prime season which means difficult lodging options for us. Camping facilities are booked and motels or rental condos are too. Many require a 2 day minimum stay. The good news is our friend Gus will be meeting us and will help shuttle us through this section.
For this reason we’ve decided to forego the “half way” celebration. It’s just too prohibitive in cost and coordination for everyone. Besides we want to get the Keys paddle over with then focus on the east coast. So, we will plan some sort of celebration at or near the end of the voyage.
Details to follow.
Jim and Marc