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Kayaking the Keys — February 2017

My life, my love, my lady, is the sea
Approximate route I will kayak

A year after thru hiking the Florida Trail, I returned to the Sunshine State, this time with my kayak. I endeavored to paddle from Ft. Meyers to Dry Tortugas, via Biscayne Bay, enjoying the Everglades, Keys, coral reefs, and avoiding any Spring Breakers along the way. Whether I traverse the open Gulf from Key West to Dry Tortugas with my kayak or the much saner ferry depends on the weather report and just how stupid I am feeling.

This route will encompass 4 sections of the Florida Circumnavigation Saltwater Paddling Trail. I could also count it as the first stretch of an ECT expedition, so if I ever get around to hiking the AT I would nearly have section “hiked” that trail.