|Magnificent frigatebird flying above me as I walk two miles out to sea.|
I walked from our campsite on Knight's Key over the old railway bridge that now serves as a walkway for the two miles over the Moser Channel to Pigeon Key. It was awe inspiring to look down on the breaking waves and ripping currents, while holding onto my hat and hoping my glasses didn't blow away. It was a strange combination of being on land (sort-of) and being at sea (sort-of).
|Walkway to Pigeon Key|
All along the bridge were plagues and memorials like these:
After arriving at Pigeon Key, I found the ramp down to the Key was closed for repair, so headed back to Knight's Key.
|Walkway over Pigeon Key|
|Gotta love the wind|
The high winds were a part of the build-up of winter storm Jonas, and I read reports of flooding on Money Island and along the NJ shore. I remembered all of the wonderful people I had stayed with in those areas. Last year they were still recovering from Sandy, and now they are flooding again. Money Island floods even without a storm. All it takes are the bimonthly high tides of the full and new moons. My heart goes out to them.
- Magnificent Frigatebirds
- The wonders of geology
- Alternative forms of locomotion
- Looking down onto high waves instead of trying to power through them
- Coming back to a cozy campsite
Start location: Knight's Key, FL Launch time: 11:00 AM
End location: Knight's Key Land time: 1:00 PM
Average speed: 3.0 mph Max Speed: 5.3 mph
Total expedition miles with kayak and bike: 2446 Motor-portage miles: 404
Sailing Miles: 1025 TOTAL Expedition Miles: 3472
Kayak Storage: Knight's Key Resort and Marina
Host: Chris Percival