I had the pleasure of joining the remaining four hikers on the Over 80 Cross Florida – ages 80 to 90 – for the final yards of their walk to Withlacoochee Bay, capping off their coast to coast hike. The Ocala Star-Banner brought a video crew, so take a look at the finish. More info, […]
Long journeys made in Florida
One week, 260 miles, human (and train) powered. That’s the goal of the four riders touring the East Coast Greenway and St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop on a ride that started with a trip from downtown Orlando to DeBary via SunRail on August 1.
Our friend Bob “TruckrBob” Finley shares his experience with planning, and reaching, the toughest park to visit in Florida: Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles offshore from Key West.
Yesterday, Matt Keene and Jodi Eller reached their goal: Key West. Matt and Jodi launched the Sunshine Expedition in 2008 at Fernandina Beach, paddling the Florida Saltwater Circumnavigational Trail to Pensacola, and was the first person ever to do so. Jodi missed only 400 miles of the 2,900 mile journey to know Florida by water […]
Now here’s an ambitious project to see Florida by land and sea. The expedition team plans to follow the route of the new Florida Circumnavigational Trail under development, kayaking along the Florida Coast from Fort Clinch State Park at Fernandina Beach to Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola. They’ll then put on the backpacks and […]