Released this message off the coast of Key Largo Fla. I was kayaking.
It was sunny about 75 degrees with a 10-15kt wind coming from the North East, basically right from offshore to onshore.
I was paddling a large plastic double kayak. I have only been in a double a few times in my kayaking career, I thought it would be difficult, but it wasn't too bad, and it was definitely better for efficiency.
We went along the mangroves and found some crab trap floats.
We stopped for lunch near a really cool raft. It was made of styrofoam that was encased in welded re-rod. It may well have been used to get people from Cuba to shore, it was definitely home made, but a LOT of work was put into building it.
Tide doesn't stop.