Like sands through the hourglass, so are the shapes of those passes...or something.
When Hurricane Irma spun through last fall, the sandy landscape of Florida changed. My old stomping grounds of Shell Key, for instance, bifurcated. A fresh new pass split the barrier island.
In preparation for the 2018 edition of the Everglades Challenge, my favorite skipper TwoBeers and I hoped a bit of leisurely scouting might save the Spawn team some misery.
Navigating is tough enough when the islands hold still.
Particularly late at night. Particularly if the weather is awful.
It's pretty darned pleasant, actually: we pitch a tent on the sandy beach, maybe catch a few fishes, play with driftwood.
THIS is not what I expected:
More Everglades Challenge?
Okay, here's a story about the adventure race by the late great Meade Goudgeon. We'll miss seeing him on the beach this year.
The Challenge starts on March 3 off Fort DeSoto Beach.