Start: 7:15 AM- Virginia Key, FL (Miami)
Finish: 4:30 PM - Dania, FL (Jake’s old apartment)
Daily dist: 28 miles
Total dist: 2221 miles
Companions: Graceland the puppet
Weather: Partly cloudy, calm, high 70’s (perfect South Florida)
Notes: This was a neat paddle for me through the same waters where I started kayaking 10 years ago.
You may have learned from my recent posts that the friends I’m staying with have a five year old son named Adam. Adam has been wondering when I was going to finally mention that I was going to his house in my blog. Adam lives a couple miles inland so I can’t quite paddle all the way to his house. His uncle Paul however, does live right on the water (in the same apartment we shared when I lived down here) so that became my destination for the day.
The big surprise was the fact that today, after spending three weeks riding in steerage with a fuel canister as a pillow, Graceland the puppet got an upgrade to a first class seat on the deck of my boat for the day long ride to his new home with Adam. You may remember that Graceland (named after the answer I gave to win him at the weekly trivia contest at Two Al’s Restaurant) is the puppet that joined me on this adventure over 600 miles back in Carrabelle, FL.