Expedition Florida 500 AKA XF500 is a modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastline in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon landing on Florida’s shores. Paddler Justin Riney has been leading the charge as has been joined by an all star cast all along the way.

On Monday June 24th, 2013 paddler Justin Riney paddled into St Augustine and was greeted with a warm welcome from the local paddle crew and led to the dock in front of the lighthouse where he got to meet everybody, answer questions and participate in a beach cleanup.

Welcome to St Augustine Justin! Here’s a gallery of the action.