Start: 8:30 AM- St. Augustine spoil island
Finish: 9:30 AM - Anastasia State Park campground
Daily dist: 2.5 miles
Total dist: x miles
Weather: Windy from the NE mostly cloudy and high in mid 70s
Notes: A day off to rest my body and to see the town.
Not needing to put on a lot of miles I let myself sleep in this morning and got a slow start on the water. A simple steady paced one hour paddle down Salt Run brought me right to the Anastasia kayak and sailboat rental beach. Not knowing how exactly the park is laid out I discovered that luck was with me in that my camp sight was only a hundred yards from the beach through the woods. To move my 50 pounds of gear to my camp site I violated the rules of walking off of designated nature trails. But when a park is laid out with as little thought for pedestrians as this one is that is bound to happen. To have followed the “stay on the trails” rule my 100 yard walk with all my gear would have been a mile long walk (a half mile to the entrance and a half mile right back again).