Layover Day, Spoil Island: Day 7 CT Paddle 2.19.18

Dear Reader,

Yesterday we began Segment 2 of The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail when left the Navarre Waterfront Best Western, just west of the too-pricey Navarre Campground shown on this map, far left. Arriving at the Spoil Island primitive camp exhausted, we decided to stick to our plan of making today a layover rest day.

The day broke windy and overcast and remained so most of the day, which was great for this layover day. The wind meant no bugs. The overcast meant no desperate searching for shade. And both meant none of the beach-loving crowds that were so enjoying these spoil islands yesterday as we pulled up.

We spent the day in and around our nest, reading our Kindles, napping, studying the guide book and our maps, and making reservations to camp at tomorrow’s Fort Gannon/Rocky Bayou State Park. The wind is due to keep up and in fact intensify, and will be blowing in our face. We’ll get an early start for our 14 nm paddle there, and keep our fingers crossed.

We are alive.

We are healthy.

We are adventurers.





  1. John says:

    I sit on pins and needles everyday, looking forward to installment. Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow. Cheers.

  2. Sara Torruella says:

    Praying for strength and safety as you paddle into the wind today. <3j

    1. susanafield says:

      Thanks Sara. We decided to stay put another day. Waiting out the wind.

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