Parley with the Castaways in the Florida Keys
On the heels of the first real snow storm in North Carolina for 2013, team members Laura, Cathy, Mary Grace, Bob, Regan, Charlie, Anita, Kim and Chris headed down to the Florida Keys for a winter training mission. With less than 90 days until our 2013 Temporary Lapse of Sanity Tour, we needed all the seat time we could get. Our adventure started at Florida Bay Outfitters where we met up with Pete, Adam, Craig, Scott, Lou and Patrick from our sister cancer fighting team the Castaways Against Cancer. Paddling out of Key Largo we made our way across Blackwater Sound, through a mangrove tunnel at Dusenbury Creek into Buttonwood Sound. Heading northwest into Florida Bay we pointed our kayaks into the wind and headed towards the distant shore of Nest Key. We made camp on the west shore of the island and settled in for an afternoon and evening of fellowship. We traded stories of our kayaking adventures into the evening before retiring to our tents. The following morning we packed up our gear and with the wind at our backs we paddled back to Key Largo. Over lunch at a Castaways favorite, Hobo’s Cafe, we tossed out ideas for future combined adventures together before taking our leave. The adventure was well worth the trip down and the information we shared will help us both in our fight against cancer. Click here for pictures from our trip.