From Blackwater Bay we'll sail to Pensacola Beach and then to Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island via the Santa Rosa Sound. (2-3 days hopefully!)
Winerdog, where do you camp along the way? I was not aware that camping was permitted along most of the route you plan to take. And much of it is military reservation. How do you get around that?
I would be very interested myself but I am not much for kayaking; only sailing. I just don't see the point of paddling when you could be sailing.
Darwinian- On the river leg, most of the north side of the river is WMA and camping is allowed anywhere on it. On the south side (Eglin Reservaton) there a few designated campsites also, however, we mainly just find a sandbar and set up camp. It's "no man's land" out there.
The sailing leg from the mouth of the Yellow River to PNS Beach I haven't checked into much yet. I'll be scouting it soon though.
Once we get into the Santa Rosa Sound, there is plenty of open beach on the southside. I've camped out along that side a few times before and no one ever seems to mind. It's pretty secluded.
For the most part though, we'll be winging it!