I’ve been boating along the Pasco County Coast since 1974, when I was ten years old. I have done a TON of fishing, canoeing, and sailing, and power boating, here. These are my HOME waters. I cherish them in a way that maybe few can.
I have seen their ups and downs. I have been on the water here in all season, at all times of the day and night. I was here the few times the Gulf tried to destroy our towns (or at least the parts of them west of 19).
I get angry when people try to pretend we are a ‘beach’ town. I want to shake people, and show them how special OUR kind of coast is. We are not MEANT to be a beach town. We are a river, bayou, and estuary town. Why is that not as exciting?
So let’s dispense with this, right away: In writing my promotional pieces for this event, I eschewed calypso and Hawaiian music. I tried to stay away from Margaritaville jokes.
This is going to be a SO LOCAL PASCO event…It will involve mangroves, tidal creeks, oysters, and seagrass flats. There will be waterfront shacks and limestone marl parking lots. It will be a high end, low coast day.
We will have an expert on our local marine environment, with us. Josh McCart is an environmental educator for Pasco County…Working to engage our young people in interest AND stewardship of our coast!
I could not have put this event in motion without the passionate support and coordination of the ladies at Rock the Boat Productions!
Click the link at the top, won’t you? Come on out for an AMAZING day on the Gulf! Drink beer, eat good food, LEARN SOMETHING, and have a great time!