Start: 6:50 AM - CapeRomano (south of Marco Island, FL)
Finish: 3:20 PM – HighlandBeach (23 miles SE of Chokoloskee, FL)
Daily dist: 42 miles
Total dist: 2,072 miles
Notes: Clear with a strong tailwind. Gusts over 25 mph.
Jake is in another ecologically fascinating place. Ten thousand islands are home to endless mangroves, sawfish, goliath groupers, manatees, roseate spoonbills, American crocodiles, and deafening swarms of mosquitoes. Except for the wind, his winter visit should keep him relatively comfortable. His next blog transmission will most likely be in ~3 days when he reaches Key Largo (weather notwithstanding).