Tag Archives: 2013 Trip

Lido Key Attempt Number Three: Rain Free!

After rain canceled two previous attempts to paddle at Lido Key in Sarasota, we finally had a successful trip last Sunday.

The morning started out with some fog.  If you don’t care for heights, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge doesn’t seem as high if you can’t see the cables!

By the time we arrived at South Lido Nature Park, the fog was gone but the sky was still a little overcast, leaving it a little bit cool.  Continue reading

Caladesi Island Historical Marker Ceremony

Celebratory ceremonies were held on Caladesi Island today as a historical marker was dedicated.  The program was planned by the Caladesi DAR. Some of our group attended, in response to the invitation extended by Terry Fortner when she spoke to our group a few months ago. The Caladesi DAR and the Florida Park service organized the event. It looks like it was a pretty day for a celebration.  Thanks to Kay K. for the photos and video below.

Follow this link for a video of the ceremony from the Tampa Bay Times.

In addition, James Schnur, a librarian who works with the Special Collections and University Archives Department at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, added some information from the celebration to the USFSP Digital Archive.  You can check out the transcription of the presentation, images from the dedication and the program from here. Continue reading

Paddle with survivors of ovarian cancer and their supporters

The weather forecast Saturday morning left many wondering whether to attend. On Friday night, an hour by hour forecast on The Weather Channel Web site said 40% chance of rain until about 12:30 or 1:00. But as I have said before, you never know and it’s always good to go to the launch site and make a decision there. Saturday morning we woke up to find the hourly forecast changed to 0% or 5% chance of rain for the morning. If you watched the weather report on TV, I think the weather forecasters were predicting 70% chance of rain for the area. However if you looked closely at the radar, all that green stuff was not over Fort De Soto. Continue reading

2013 Scallop Scurry Report

Last Friday we headed up to Homosassa for our fifth annual scalloping trip, a weekend full of fun and food!

Some ladies headed up early on Friday to get settled in at MacRaes and have a relaxing afternoon.  They hung out at the Shed, a hydration facility located nearby on the docks, listening to a band.  Around 3:00 the stormy weather moved in, eventually leading to tornado warnings.  Continue reading