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Vero Beach Report
(McWilliams Park)

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Report By:  lynette422001    Date: 11/14/2009 
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Public park with boat ramp, sandy beach suitable for canoe/kayak launch, restrooms, picnic tables, and walking course

My Report:

Trip Report, Paddling McGraw Williams Park, near vero Beach, Florida, Nov 14, 2009

The trip began on a sunny saturday am in November. My paddling buds and I launched from the sandy borders of the boat basin, then paddled north through a marina with many moored and very large sailboats. Very pretty.

From the marina, we paddled north and west into the boat channel for a short distance. It was very windy and the waves broke over my bow, about 1 foot. Great in a sea kayak, not so wonderful in a sit-on-top kayak..

We then headed back east into the maze of mangrove islands. There were many fish and birds including a manatee and dolphins. A good sense of direction is required. See map in pics

Remember to take and wear a PFD. Have water, snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellant on hand in case an excursion takes longer than expected.

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Location Data:

Difficulty: Easy
Location Type: River
Boat Type: Kayak
Distance (miles): 14
Fees/Costs $: 0

Photos from McWilliams Park:    (Click image to view full size)

map of paddling trai Restricted
map of paddling trai

Google map of paddling trail

The Merrill Barber B Restricted
The Merrill Barber B

Google map of paddling trail

paddling bliss Restricted
paddling bliss

photo by Herb

looking for manatees Restricted
looking for manatees

photo by Herb

dolphin fin Restricted
dolphin fin

photo by Herb

more paddling bliss Restricted
more paddling bliss

photo by Herb

sailboats Restricted

photo by Herb

Post Date: 11/25/2009

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