Just twenty minutes on the water on the way to Sanibel. Traffic west out of Orlando gets worse every time I try to get away on Friday after work. Crawling on the 408 from Kirkman, to the Turnpike, to the 429.
Where's the water, you ask? Well, I left the cameras at home. Ordered a Canon Powershot Elpf 360HS, from my brother's house, after midnight. There waiting for me when I arrived a little after 10 AM. Store opened at 10 AM
I bought a used kayak in March, 2005 and began sending tales of trips to friends and family. That November, generous friends bought me a camera, Canon Powershot 400, so pictures were added to the tales. January 2007, I was able to add underwater photography, thanks to one of my brothers. I am now on my sixth camera. As of May, 2014, I have a Powershot 115 IS.
When I began kayaking in 2005, I would search the Internet for paddling information, trip reports, and practical advice. I hope this site adds to your knowledge and enjoyment.
My home in Winter Park, FL,north of Orlando,allows easy access to both coasts and all the spring fed rivers in between. Many Tales are day trips. No overnight stay required.
I welcome your comments and will try to respond to any questions you may have. If you are in, or plan to visit Key West, call my brother, Andy Cannon, at 305-748-0728. If it floats, flies, fishes, swims, scubas, snorkels or sails, Andy can arrange your tour, rental or self-guided adventure.