….”Bring lots of money”.
Our first day back on the water was a light one. We paired down some cold weather gear and minimized some other stuff. The result was extra room in the hatches.
This leg calls for hauling more water in the Everglades so every little bit helps.
We got a tailwind and light chop so paddling was easy.
Jim was able to pick up a new Garmin GPSMap 78sc in Sarasota replacing his old unit. The new unit has all the BlueChart marine maps already installed. The level of detail it provides is impressive. Most of the time on the water was spent playing around with settings and getting use to operating it. Not much of a learning curve since Garmin does a good job with standardizing the functionality on most of their handheld products.
Jim also talked to a kayak fisherman and quizzed him about his Hobie fishing kayak. This is the one with the fin propulsion unit. Really neat. We both would like to try our hand at it sometime after this trip.
We paddled to the Inlet Motel, got a room, ate, then walked into town. The accommodations here are nice with a boat ramp that made landing the kayaks easy.
Right now the temp is a little chilly. We hope to enjoy tailwinds for the next several days and hope to start increasing mileage.
Jim and Marc