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Photos of the 2014 Terra Ceia Poker Regatta
Terra Ceia Island has been inhabited for more than five hundred years. The Terra Ceia Poker Regatta
is a way for Floridians to connect with the past by paddling the same hidden mangroves as the ancient Timucans, Spanish Explorers, Cuban fishermen,
and the odd Union sailor chasing Confederates. And connect they did; almost 140 of them on a beautiful Saturday May morning.
It took awhile to launch over 100 boats. The kayakers struggled to hold their boats in place in the high winds until the starting horn.
The exciting course took kayakers along windy Terra Ceia Bay. Then they tucked into unique mangrove tunnels so narrow everyone had to
go single file. The tunnels opened up in the calm waters of Miguel Bay; through another mangroe tunnel to a secret sand beach overlooking
the Gulf of Mexico and the Skyway Bridge until finally winding its way back to SeaBreeze Park.
Awards and Picnic
After the two+ hour struggle, the boaters came back to Seabreeze Park for a much needed picnic of cheeseburgers, hotdogs,
and delectible homemade side dishes donated by our generous members. Afterwards paddlers took out their cards to scheme the best hand.
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