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Re: [ft-l] Fort myers area kyaking/snorkeling/fishing/hiking

You can also get to Cayo Costa with a 1 mile paddle from Boca Grande but
it is across an inlet which can be rough. They will also ferry you
across for a fee. I was also down to the 10,000 Islands for a three day
paddle and really enjoyed it but think it is much more enjoyable from a
bug standpoint in the winter. The little town of Chokoloskee is a quaint
place and has an Everglades Park visitor center in between Everglades
City and Chokoloskee. Enjoy your stay.
					Triathlon Grandma

James wrote:
> I've planned a paddle trip there, but when it came down to it I opted for
> the Ten Thousand Islands further south (Gulf side was beautiful).
> You shouldn't have too much trouble on the east side of the main barrier
> islands; the channels through to the gulf are where you'll see the most
> waves / currents. There is a series of small "islands" due east of Cayo
> Coasta that will offer you shelter to avoid a long single crossing. If you
> launch from the large island due east of Cayo Coasta it's about 7 miles out
> (a little less to Cabbage Key). I've got a 100k JPEG map image of the area
> if you're interested -- didn't want to tie up everyone's mail.
>  A few years ago, I spent a weekend at Pine Is. in one of the beach front
> housing rentals... Advance reservations put me there during a tropical storm
> watch, but it was still a nice place.
> I'm not familiar with hiking in the area; I know Big Cypress is to the south
> and Myakka SP is to the north. There are a few short nature walks on
> Sanibel, but Sanibel pulls you toward a bicycle ride or road walk with it's
> shops and restaurants.
> James
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Kmlisle@aol.com>
> To: <ft-l@backcountry.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 6:56 PM
> Subject: [ft-l] Fort myers area kyaking/snorkeling/fishing/hiking
> > I am going to be residing at Gulf Coast U for about 3 weeks this summer -
> > starting next week.  Can any of you folks with hiking or kyaking
> experience
> > in that region suggest some good places to go?  I won't have too much time
> > but think there will be at least one weekend that I could get away. Please
> > reply asap as I leave here on Sunday but I guess my email will probably go
> > with me.
> > I read about Cayo Costa that Solar Bear mentioned, but also read that it
> has
> > some treacherous currents for kyakers.  Any advice there?  Also would it
> be
> > possible to kyak to cabbage key?  Any advice would be welcome. - Also
> short
> > hikes or paddles in the ft Myers area.
> > MaryB;-)
> > Orange Springs
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