Today is National Lighthouse Day.
In South Florida we have several lighthouses,
celebrate by visiting one!
Some are on land and accessible to everyone, others are out at sea over the Florida Keys reef chain.
They are just a small subset of all the lighthouses in Florida!
These lighthouses were lifesaving beacons in their day and
today remain beacons of time in South Florida history!
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I am describing open water trips miles offshore with NO possibility of getting out anywhere.
Plan accordingly and paddle within your limitations and the weather conditions!!
Offshore means you are subject to wind, waves, currents AND the South Florida general boating public!
Be absolutely sure you know what you are getting into before considering doing this kind of a trip!
Safety first means planning and research first!
Always have plenty of fresh water to stay hydrated!
Kayaking the Biscayne Bay triangle: Cape Florida – Fowey Rocks – Soldier Key!
Boca Chita – kayaking to a Fantasy Island on Biscayne Bay!
Bill Baggs to Boca Chita across the “Safety Valve” on Biscayne Bay.
Carysfort Reef Lighthouse – paddling into upper Keys nautical history!
Kayaking to Alligator Light Reef (lighthouse) .. of Fishes, Wreckers, Pirates and Keys History!
Sombrero Reef Lighthouse – visiting the tallest of the reef lights via kayak!
Lower Keys paddling to American Shoal Lighthouse on the edge of the Gulf Stream!
Sand Key Lighthouse – kayaking to the “southern star” of the offshore Keys reef lights!
More lighthouse information:
List of lighthouses in Florida
Florida Lighthouse Association
American Lighthouse Foundation
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