Tentative Itinerary

Weather plays a big part in any paddle trip. Thus, while we have an itinerary, it can only be tentative. We are not risking any lives to keep to a schedule.irl paddle adventure

We intend to average 10 to 12 miles per day. If there were no weather days 160 miles would take 16 days. We will to start paddling on November 30, and be done by December 21.

We will be camping most nights. Paddlers accompanying us will need all their own gear and supplies.

We will be rising early and setting out early to catch the (usually) calmer winds in the morning. Anyone accompanying us is welcome to sleep in, as long as they realize we’ll be gone when they get up. No hard feelings, that’s just how it’s going to be. We’re all adults. Make your own schedule!

How Do I Pack A Canoe?
For those of you that wish to join us on this adventure, but aren’t 100% sure how to pack for a Florida Canoe Trip, head over to John Kumiski’s personal blog on SpottedTail.com. He has written a complete how-to on this subject and can be viewed by click here.

Float Plan (revision 11/22/13)

November 30
5:00 p.m. Marine Discovery Center hosts the IRL Paddle “Bon Voyage Party” in New Smyrna Beach

December 1
6:30 a.m. Paddlers start heading south and camp south of Oak Hill

December 1
Camping at Canaveral National Seashores campsite 13 or 14

December 2
Paddlers camp on spoil island west of Haulover Canal

December 3
Camping at spoil Island near Max Brewer Causeway (SR 402) /Parrish Park

December 3
6 p.m. Dixie Crossroads Restaurant will be hosting an Indian River Lagoon “Seafood Boil” for supporters of the Indian River Lagoon Paddle Adventure

December 4
Camping at Pine Island south of NASA Causeway (SR 405) or on spoil island north of 528 Causeway on the IRL

December 5
Paddling east through Barge Canal, then south on Sykes Creek to the Banana River Lagoon and camping on Georgian Island just west of Crooked Mile Road on South Tropical Trail

December 6
Camping on Satellite Beach’s Samsons Island

December 7
12 p.m. Meet and Greet Powerpoint Presentation the Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival at Pelican Park in Satellite Beach

December 7
Camping on Satellite Beach’s Samsons Island

December 8
3 p.m. Marine Resources Council’s Membership Drive Kickoff at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House in Palm Bay

December 8
Camping at the Lagoon House

December 9
Camping at Long Point Park

December 10
Camping near Pelican Island National Park on a spoil island
Environmental Learning Center – Wabasso

December 11
Camping on a spoil island near State Road 60

December 12
Camping on a spoil island near Fort Pierce’s Harbour Branch Oceanographic Institute

December 13
Camping on spoil island near Jensen Beach

December 14
3 pm Holiday Presentation at the Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Center in Hutchinson Island

December 14
Camping at River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp; Jensen Beach

December 15
Camping at the Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Center’s chickee in Hutchinson Island

December 16
Camping at Boyscout Island Stuart south of St. Lucie Inlet

December 17
Paddling south through Hell’s Gate at St. Lucie Inlet to Peck’s Lake (high tide depended)

December 17
Camping site not yet determined.

December 18
2 p.m. Holiday Presentation at the Hobe Sound Nature Center

December 18
Camping site not yet determined.

December 19
2 p.m. Finale’ Rally at the Loxahatchee River Center at Jupiter Inlet

Weather days as encountered. This is a tentative itinerary.