Made it to Key Biscayne

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Gus drove us to the Card Sound launch site. The weather and tides will be with us today. Yeah!

We hate seeing Gus go. He’s been such a great resource. Yet, at the same time, we are excited to begin this last leg. Finally we point our yaks north up the east coast.

This section will present a different set of challenges. Namely, more planning for camp spots and motel says, boat wakes in the Intracoastal Waterway and the urban environment as a whole. Gus helped us plan the next several days which lessens the anxiety level.

The paddling conditions were calm today. Our plan is to paddle along the Atlantic side to a point just across from Elliot Key Campsite. Elliot Key is closed for renovation due to storm damage but we have information that says there is a camp spot there. We found it, complete with picnic tables and a nice grass area for our tents. About 20 minutes after we arrive, and just before we were going to throw our tents up a group of about four Park Rangers show up. They quickly inform us that there’s no camping allowed here…..Drats!

So we pack up and paddle another 5 miles to Boca Chita. We arrive there at sunset. It’s perfect here. No one around.

The next day we paddle across Biscayne Bay to Key Biscayne. The water was like glass and oh so clear. The crossing is about 11 miles. We hardly see any large boats out today. Nice.

Tonight we are staying with some friends in Key Biscayne.

Advance Around,

Marc and Jim

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8 Responses to Made it to Key Biscayne

  1. Moroccosam says:

    Did y’all stop at soldier key? Did you see stilts Ville on your way across the bay?

  2. Maryellen says:

    P.S. I made it to the southernmost point on Friday…and took the perfunctory picture in front of the big red, yellow, black marker…went around to the other side and thought about you 2guys reaching that spot and what an exhilarating and rewarding moment that was for you 2guys! What an accomplishment! = 😉

  3. Maryellen says:

    I feel like I’m there paddling with you. It was a highlight of my Florida Keys vayca to meet you 2guys. Hugs, prayers & blessings as you paddle on and around!

  4. Patsy W. Kanagy says:

    Mark, Sounds like you are uptown now!! In the populated section of South Fl. Remember, when you get up to New Smyrna Beach in the Indian River, I will come pick the two of you up for overnight, dinner , showers and laundry!! Lot of paddling before that. Just wanted to remind you. Patsy K.

  5. MARILYN MARKS says:

    We’re watching every day. Don’t have anything clever to say today. Just stay safe!

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