THE P&G, EC ADVENTUREBy Patrick Johnson
Stands for Patrick Johnson and Gene Berry unofficially tagging along with the Everglades Challenge.
March 2, 2012- We will start a Port De Soto Park.
3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL. 33715
Camp office 727-893-9185 / 727-582-2100
We have camp site 31 reserved.
We are going to visit with and meet the Water Tribe group. If we like the day we may put our boats in, or we may have put them in the afternoon before, so we can tag along for a while. We may stay another night if we can get a site. Or move on.
Placida Park Boat Ramp
6499 Gasparilla Rd. Placida, FL. 33946 -- 941-681-3742
This is right across the street (County Rd. 775) from Grande Tours
I like this area a lot so we may hangout here on our boats for a day or two. The parking is .75 cents per hour so we may buy a 3 months pass for 25.00.
Then it is on to Choloskee Island Park.
1150 Hamilton Ln. Choloskee, FL. 34138 - 239-695-2414
Ramp Fee $14.15 plus tax with slips the same price per day.
Or We may use Outdoor Resorts of America Inc. 941-695-2881
I'm not real excited about Flamingo, Gene May want to so we will go, But we will just figure that out some time in the trip.
Our Final destination will be - Baycove Motel
99446 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo FL. 33037 - 305-451-1686
It is the finish of the race and it is at mile marker 99.5 on the bay side.
There is a ramp with parking located at MM104 The Caribbean Club, which is a great biker bar, that we may use. We are planning on staying in our boats or tents, or car camping along the way, We will work out details based on weather conditions, available put in locations, and our own expectations. We could spend the entire time waiting in the Keys after the launch.
It's all up to what works but if any one wants to join us my cell is 561-379-3193. We are going to try and be support for Scott and his ECDuck, and to do the EC SDDP event. But we are also just going for the fun of it and we haven't had a chance to toast the new year together yet. Hope you can join Us.