Week Seven – The river host
Tom and Katie were up early this morning. I got up around 7:00. Katie was putting together breakfast. Bacon and egg sandwiches are always a hit with me. I told her thank you as Tom and I headed back to drop me off where I got out. We loaded up the kayak again and it
Week Six – The reach into the river
I woke on St. Joseph’s Island. The wind was blistery as the sand dune that I hid behind was not that effective in the morning. Sand was flying all around me as I opened my bivy sack. I debated on zipping it back up and calling my friends or making a go at the day.
Week Five – The surprises and kindness of strangers, now friends.
I woke up at Adventure Marine before most people were moving. I ate breakfast and then launched back into the water. Destin was a short distance way. I moved along and cored the East Pass into Destin Harbor. The wind and chop made for an interesting time. Then the incoming tide was trying to push
I woke up outside of Richard and Carolyn’s place. They came out and checked on me in the morning. I filled them in on my expedition and they refilled my water bags. The night was cold. I am grateful to have good gear. I took off into Wolf Bay and headed towards Florida. It was
Week Three: Short miles, the wait, and quality people.
I left Singing River Yacht Club and moved east. The sun was out but the winds were shifty that day. I made it past Grand Bay where I came upon two different set of duck hunters. One was in a blind as I rounded a corner. I saw what I thought was a hunter. I
Week Two – The hosts
I took off from Pass Christian to keep heading east. I was hugging the coastline as there was no need to head out to sea like the Pacific. I am often in just a few feet of water as I move down the coast. That is one of the things I am most excited about
Week One – The beginning
On January 03, my river rat friend, Bret, picked my up from Stori’s house. We took my kayak across Lake Pontchartrain to the Rigolets Marina. Crossing Lake Pontchartrain with the wind conditions was just not advisable. Bret hung out with me as duck hunters were pulling in their boats. They asked where I was off
Expedition Inspire – 2016
Hello Fellow Paddlers, Friends, and Fans, I will be posting my experiences of this next year on this blog. I will write every day. There may be days when I don’t post, but I will be fully documenting my expedition. I am currently down in Louisiana getting ready to launch in the morning. This will
Day 75: Catch Up
I woke up at Brad’s house. I slept on the most comfortable bed yet. A good shower the night before and a place where there was no threat made for a great night. It was a nice day to relax. I came out of my room, sat on a Lazy Boy chair and did not
Day 74: Waves and Cape Girardeau
Today, I made the push to Cape Girardeau. I had to fight some of the wakes the barges were throwing today. They were out in numbers and making the water a little interesting. As I was approaching the Cape, I padded a fuel barge against the bank. I waved to one of the deck hands