comscore Kayaker paddles 4,000 miles, arrives in Key West | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Sports | Top News

Kayaker paddles 4,000 miles, arrives in Key West

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

KEY WEST, Fla. » A kayaker has arrived in Key West after paddling some 4,000 miles — from the northernmost spot in the U.S. to its southernmost city.

Daniel Alvarez pulled his 17-foot kayak onto Key West’s South Beach today, completing the trek that began June 11th.

The 31-year-old from Tallahassee started at Minnesota’s Northwest Angle. His route took him through Lake Superior, the Mississippi River, Florida’s Everglades and a portion of the Florida Keys island chain. He won a $10,000 endowment for the journey after competing in an online contest for an outdoor adventure magazine.

He said he could comfortably paddle about 20 miles per day, but wind and weather conditions set him back. He stopped along the way to conduct presentations on waterway conservation.

___

Online: Daniel Alvarez kayak journey: http://predictablylost.com

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up