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Had a chance to kayak / camp up in Mosquito Lagoon recently. Beautiful and very much reminiscent of 10,000 Islands (well, without Everglades City!).

Lots of mangrove & oyster beds, lost count of the number of manatees & dolphins, red fish, tarpon, mosquitos, heat... just like being back at Watson's place ;-)

Anyway, here's a short video. If you're ever up this way give me a shout.

be good,

chris

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Where exactly is Mosquito Lagoon?

Nice video Chris, next to Mosquito Lagoon is by far my favorite bird photography site, Merritt Island NWR. Maybe I can combine a camp/photo trip this season. Juan

Hey Dallas --- Mosquito Lagoon is up on Florida'a east coast all thru the Cape Canaveral area.  It's includes a National Park, National Seashore, National Wildlife Refuge, NASA, and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 


  
Dallas said:

Where exactly is Mosquito Lagoon?

Thanks Juan. It was my first post to Youtube. Let me know next time your up that way and maybe we can put a kayak trip together.

Chris



Juan Estevez said:

Nice video Chris, next to Mosquito Lagoon is by far my favorite bird photography site, Merritt Island NWR. Maybe I can combine a camp/photo trip this season. Juan

Trying to figure out where you launched and where is the island you camped on.. I have been enjoying Google Maps with coffee but cant find exactly what launch you used and what island.

Launch was from the north entrance, behind the NPS admin building.  Nice spot to launch with water, covered tables, restrooms, and you can leave you vehicle there (it's locked at night).

There are 14 island-based campsites. I checked out the farthest four spots as I wanted something open to the south (prevailing wind).  The site I chose was pretty sweet except for Einstein the Raccoon (pretty sure he took my yak out for a paddle in the middle of the night. He definitely drank all my good beer but left the PBR).

Here is a LINK to a Google map of my paddle out recorded via MY TRACKS on my Android phone.

Here's a great pic... you could swear you're out in 10,000 Islands.

Kim Gass said:

Trying to figure out where you launched and where is the island you camped on.. I have been enjoying Google Maps with coffee but cant find exactly what launch you used and what island.

Well the chickee is longer in your pic. Guess the coons are as thirsty in Mosquito Lagoon as in the 10,000 Islands. ( nothing like a the sound of one licking dew off your tent at 3 am)

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