Monday, January 16, 2012
Weather predicted for Long Key and the area the group will be paddling today is for NE winds at 15-20 knots, seas 2-3 feet, with nearshore waters being choppy. Small craft are advised to exercise caution. With some long open water stretches in the offing, a later than usual departure time, and an 11-mile paddle ahead of them, the group is facing some challenges. The later departure time was necessary because of low tide. An earlier, or more usual, send off would have made the group drag their laden vessels across grassy flats for a long distance. Not good for boats or paddlers! God-speed to all of them and may they stay safe!