Kayaking the 2014 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade

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The Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is one of several held throughout South Florida during the Holiday Season. While not as elaborate as the BIG Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Ft Lauderdale, it makes up for it with a much more personal feel and great Holiday cheer!!

This year, “Kayak Ted” of the Palm Beach Water Yaks kayaking meetup group once again organized a paddle of the 2014 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade.

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Resistance was Futile at the 2014 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade!

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Resistance .. is Futile!
You WILL be assimilated by the Holidays!

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I decided to go with an Alien theme for my boat this year!

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I, Alien – the Reindeer Jockey.

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What do you call a slow Reindeer? A steak. You better get running, Rudolph!

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Paddling up the ICW with the last rays of the sun.

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We be ridin’ high – my boat was empty – just look at all that freeboard !  🙂

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Last minute prep at the rendezvous point just south of the C-15 canal.

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Kayak Ted as the “Hunchback of Boca Raton“!

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“The Boat Parade is coming, the Boat Parade is coming!”

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Ted effectively led the parade this year and really enjoyed himself spreading good Holiday cheer to all!

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Ted’s tropical theme Holiday decorations with EL wire lighting!

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Kayak Ted cruising the Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade.

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Kayak Greg made up his boat with strips of neon glow LED lights!

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The super bright LEDs of the Grinch!!

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Kayak Greg as “The Grinch“!

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Greg gets up close and personal with a crowd at the Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade.

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“Greetings – We come on Reindeer!”

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Grinch-LED-illuminated Kayakfari setup!

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I was nearly blinded by the Grinch neon lighting!

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Ho Ho Ho .. Happy Holidays!!!!!!

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Ted, Erika and decorated boats at Silver Palm Park in Boca Raton.

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A BIG thanks to Kayak Ted, Greg and Erika for a fun and enjoyable evening on the water! 🙂

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Straightforward route in the ICW had us paddling about 12 miles total this year!

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Click below for more detailed trip information and the 2013 Boca Raton Boat Parade.

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Happy Holidays!!

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rasta happy kayakfari kayak canoe paddle photography adventure

Resistance is Futile !

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Enjoy!

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DISCLAIMER:: The maps and images on this site are not intended for navigation, I am not a guide; use any and all information at your own risk! Your mileage may vary .. so use good judgement before venturing out!

With that said.. Blessings friends!

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