7.5 miles (or a little over 12 kilometers) in 2.5 hours.
To be fair, I did it in a Necky Manitou 14. While not as slick as the Wilderness Systems Zephyr 155, it's a peppy little boat with a similar design. The main difference is that the Necky Manitou 14 is a light touring kayak (suitable for rivers, lakes, protected harbors), while the Zephyr is classified as a touring kayak (rivers, lakes, protected harbors, and open ocean).
In either case, I'm insufferably pleased with myself.
*does happy dance*
Now, I must get back to whacking at my Remix while repeating the following mantra to myself: "I'm writing this story as if I was the one who wrote it. I'm writing this story as if I was the one who wrote it..."
All the main points of the original is there, but I've significantly telescoped the timeline, expanded on the actions taken by the various characters, and added additional characters into the mix.
In short, to borrow the example from musesfool, I'm doing the Disney version of "The Little Mermaid" vs. the original's Hans Christian Andersen version of "The Little Mermaid". It'll be interesting to see the reaction.
Now, I must get back to writing, otherwise there's no way I'm going to make deadline.