Cupid Started Out Using a Paddle

The park ranger at Manatee Hammock was so nice last night. They have a fire regulation that says you can only have a fire that’s off the ground. So they rent a metal fire container for $10 for you to use. Wood was another $10. Out of the question for us.

After dark the ranger rode up on a golf cart and delivered a fire container to us for free! A camper left early so they thought we could use it. Wasn’t that nice? We gathered enough downed wood and palm fronds to have a rip roaring fire before we hit the sack.

We woke up to 38 degree temps. The high today was in the mid 60’s. Chilly paddling when you factor in the wind and being wet.

We are stuck doing low mileage because of the way the available camp spots are spaced out. Drats! Tonight we are at the Titusville Spoil Island.

Tomorrow our gear guy, Barney meets us so we can swap out gear and get some cold weather clothes for the remainder of the trip. We will continue to paddle everyday.

Happy Valentines Day!

Advance Love Around,

Marc and Jim


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7 Responses to Cupid Started Out Using a Paddle

  1. Anita says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! You two are awesome!

  2. Well sounds tough but you are not having to Shovel Snow, Stay safe.

  3. warrenj says:

    About two miles and one mile before Lefil’s Fish Camp (mile 1363) there are two unsupported sites with picnic tables. Didn’t stop at Lefil’s – no info. Veterans Park (mile 1372) has a G nearby but I found it too tough to land because of high pier and rocks. Thought the nearby ditch do-able, but not sure of water at low tide and was afraid of getting stuck. Serious water flow crossing pass between Smyrna Dunes (mile 1379) and high camp area on left, expect high winds. Sadly, you are nearing the two-digit-midget count down.

  4. charlie says:

    looks like a cool little Island.

  5. Maryellen says:

    Aw, love that “Advance Love Around”! Every camping experience should have a camp fire involved!!!! So nice of the park ranger! Happy Valentine’s Day to 2guys who are real sweethearts! I know you hate being away from yours right now…you’ll have a lot to look forward to! 🙂 Take care; hugs & blessings, and here’s to advancing the love around! 🙂

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