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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:18 am 
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Instead of starting a new thread every time I sail I figure I'd create one thread and ad to it. We just got our TI last week and it seems we will get a lot of use out of it.

Our most recent trip was sailing and exploring around Honeymoon Island state park and down to Caladesi island.

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Taking off from Dunedin causeway. The water was nice and calm and little to no breeze by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Passing Caledesi island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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We tried sailing north to the top op of honeymoon island, but what little wind there was was right on our nose. Instead we tuned south and sail to caladesi island where we had lunch and did a little shelling. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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A quick collection of shells on Caladesi island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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After an hour of tacking we made it to the northern most point on Honeymoon island. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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We sailed back on the inside through St. Joseph sound. The conditions were very choppy and we brought the sail down due to an equipment malfunction on my part. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Landing on the causeway. Tired after a long fun day of sailing. by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Love the photos! You guys are certainly enjoying your TI.

I'm at our home on Anna Maria Island and made a huge mistake of not getting out yesterday. It's just not a pleasant day today.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Yes the weather is the same here. We were going up to the springs but it's too chilly for me to be out on the water today.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Looks like a great trip.

Where did you launch your TI? Is trailer parking okay on the south side of the Causeway?

Thanks for the post.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:47 am 
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We launched just south of the small bridge that leads to Honeymoon island. You can park a trailer on either side of the causeway.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Today we decided to go south and check out the Ft Desoto / shell key area.


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Shell Key-1 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key-2 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key-5 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key-3 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key-8 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key-7 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key-6 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key-4 by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Thanks for putting up the great pics! Got me psyched. Just got an Tandem Island and will be in your area (Indian Shores) for month of February and sailing it around the area. Looks/sounds like you can launch off causeways in the area.

It'll be on a Trailex aluminum trailer so if sand is hard, no problem hand launching from beach. I've used the trailer previously with a Trinka 10 sailboat.

Will I need any kind of local boat registration/license or launch permit?

Any other tips?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:26 am 
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Banded Tulip, Horse conch, Whelk, Olive, Sunray Venus Clam, Pear Whelk - lots of great shells and a wonderful place to fish, sail, and explore. Glad you finally got to do it!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:03 am 
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Yeah the shelling was pretty good. Here is another shot after some cleaning.

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We sailed out and explored shell key and an unnamed sand bar where we foud all these. by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Another sail to Shell Key. Well Sail might not be the right word..There was just enough wind to keep the sail from collapsing. This time I brought the chairs which was nice.

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Shell Key Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Sea Star at Shell Key, FL Sunday January 5th 2014 by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:32 pm 
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Thanks for posting domromer. It's good to see what others around the world are doing with there Islands. Nice shots.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:39 pm 
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we brought the sail down due to an equipment malfunction on my part.


Do tell!

Amazing pictures of some amazing finds, by the way. That is one big hermit crab!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:04 pm 
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Spent Saturday exploring the Spoil Islands Around Dundedin. The wind was pretty crazy and there was a small craft advisory so we had the sail reefed in quite a bit.

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Getting the boat set up at the Dunedin causway by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Stopping for lunch on our own island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Finding shells around the island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Looking for shells around the island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Florida snowman by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Found a geocache on the island. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Untitled by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:39 pm 
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Domromer:
The reason we got into kayaking in the first place in 2007 was because a lot of geocaches around here are only accessible by kayak. Www.geocaching.com is their web site.
It's a lot of fun
Bob


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:40 am 
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Got the wave out yesterday for a quick sail before work.

Not sure how to add video..here is a link


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsrphotogr ... 333669335/


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