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Here is new information about the paddle:  NEW, EARLIER TIME

Andy Caldwell, who is leading this trip for Adventure Club of Gainesville, sent the following details for our Atsena Otie paddle trip, Cedar Key.

From our Adventure Club of Gainesville host, Andy Caldwell:  Details that you need to know about renting a kayak and tide information for August 27 Cedar Key, Atsena Otie paddle.

. Arrive by 9:30 am in order to register, pay and be prepared to launch at our 10:00 am depart time.

. High tide is scheduled for 9:55 am, which means we have 4 hours until the tide goes out. This is important because the tide level drops one foot per hour. We will be within this range for our 3 hour trip and will be have time to explore Atsena Otie Key as long as we stay on schedule with our 10:00 launch time.

. Make sure you bring cash or check for your Kayak rental. They do not accept credit cards.

. Kayak rental prices and information is available on their website kayakcedarkeys.com

. I need a head count on how many kayaks that need to be rented. I will give them this information and they will have your kayak reserved and ready to go. Let me know if you require a single or tandem kayak.  OSFR guests, please respond before August 22nd on your rental request to    sandy.hubbard@oursantaferiver.org


Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone at Cedar Key for a really fun trip,


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OSFR Events Director Sandy Hubbard has sent the following news:
August 27 Atsena Otie Paddle

Adventure Club of Gainesville  has invited us to join them in August for a paddle to Cedar Key’s Atsena Otie Island.  I will be there with OSFR paddlers to join Andy Caldwell and Adventure Club of Gainesville’s.

Bring your own boat or rent one at the boat ramp in Cedar Key. We will paddle out to Atsena Otie Island, do some exploring and go from there. It’s about a thirty minute paddle out to Atsena Otie and an hour or so to paddle around it.  Visit the old 19th century cemetery. Paddle an ancient native water trail into the interior of the island, if high tide. See eagle and osprey nests up close, redfish tailing and mullet jumping. Summer brings the return of the leatherback turtles. Plenty of seafood restaurants to consider after our trip of about 3 hours. 

 city park beach in Cedar Key. That’s all the way to the left of the boat ramps.   If you can have your boat unloaded, certainly rented, by then we will make a good impression  : )  ACG shows up on time.  I know that about them.  

Bring liquids, snacks, sunscreen, whatever makes you comfortable and whatever makes you legal and safe. (Paddle, PFD and whistle.) We plan to choose a waterfront restaurant after, so bring cash or cards. Fun fun!! Please let me know if you plan to go.  sandy.hubbard@oursantaferiver.org

Paddle on,


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