Full Circle: Dana Gaines kayaks around Martha’s Vineyard

To help save the Gay Head Light.

Dana Gaines made good time up Vineyard Sound and had 9 miles to go when this photo was taken. — Tad Thompson

This morning just after 5 am, Dana Gaines stepped into his kayak and began to paddle. At 6 am he was still paddling, passing Squibnocket. At 7 am, he paddled on, approaching Edgartown. By 8:45 am, he paddled still, passing The Farm Institute.

Dana will paddle all day, until he reaches the shores of Aquinnah again- probably some time early to mid- afternoon, where he will be greeted with a Finish Line party, celebrating his efforts to raise money to save the Gay Head Lighthouse.

To follow his progress, go to the Gay Head Light’s Facebook page, or GayHeadLight.org and check back here for photos throughout the day.

For a rundown on his route, see MVTimes story here.

Here’s his route: