Leaving for Florida with SandyBottom early Thursday morning for this year's WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, kicking off from the beach at Fort DeSoto at 0700 on Saturday, March 7.
Not a lot of training the past few months, thus hoping that with pointing the boat's bow south and not attempting anything too silly, I should be able to make the 300-odd miles in relatively good shape. Mind you, that's just what I said last year, as per the above photo...
Once more I have to thank my sponsor, BubbaGirl!
FliesWithKiwiBird and the WeeOne won't be coming down this year for the finish, but they will be keeping regular updates on progress via these pages, as well as via WaterTribe's tracking site (use EC2009 as the race code). With more contestants using SPOT this year, you should all know right where we think we are.
If you're new to the race, feel free to browse through my write-up of last year's and the year before that--all accessible by going back to March 2008's and March 2007's blog entries.