Setting: Fort DeSoto Park, current day.
Slow pan across the expanse of sugary white sand beach to the horizon of water.
Dolly in on row of assorted water vessels lining the high-tide line.
Cue the music.
And...it's go-time for the Everglades Challenge once again.
Human- and wind-powered craft will take to the water at sun-up Saturday, March 5 on Fort DeSoto Beach. They will flap, paddle, pedal, and luff their way along the west coast of Florida and through the Everglades to Key Largo. 300 miles of self-contained, human-powered expedition racing. And adventures.
For the Spawn team of TwoBeers, Ninjee, and Moresailesed, we hope those adventures are light on hypothermia, injury, saltwater crocs, tornadic winds –– and heavy on natural beauty, funny comments, and rip-roaring boat performance.
I'll try to update the team's progress on the Frankenscot Facebook page. Keep in mind that even as we shadow Spawn's track on shore, we will be in and out of cell/internet coverage, but the shoreside team (ERD, Bookworm, and Ms. Ninjee) will do our best.
Good luck to all the WaterTribe!