WaterTribe's Everglades Challenge 2013 starts on Saturday, March 2. Just seems like last month the 2012 paddled off!
Above are a few images from previous ECs--the pain belies the enormous fun and absolute enjoyment of paddling 300+ miles from Tampa Bay to Key Largo, Florida, in the seven allowed days, stealth camping along the way, with very little sleep in between.
This year's roster is the largest ever, at 107 boats. A huge part of the fun is catching up with old friends, and making new ones.
You can follow us along, as everyone has compulsory SPOTs to track us by.
To add to the excitement, I had my US naturalization interview yesterday, and passed! As per my pre-interview instructions I was expecting a two-hour grilling, but was out in about 16 minutes. In a month or so I should receive information on the next swearing in ceremony. Figured as I have an American son, he'd better have a mum who can help vote for his future!
Floatsome will be keeping up with the blog while I'm paddling. Stay tuned!