Monthly Archives: November 2013

Twiddle Your Thumbs!

That’s about all there was to do today. We got clobbered by bands of heavy rain, thunder, and lightning at various times during the day. So thankful we elected to rent this funky camper instead of pitching a tent. I’m … Continue reading

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Did We Miss the Train?

This rooster is guarding our kayaks! It got cold last night but even more frigid temps are expected over the next few days. This big cold front is dipping so far south and wreaking havoc on our paddling. Reports tell … Continue reading

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Let the Bodies Heal

We decided to take a zero day today for a couple reasons. First, our bodies need some rehab and second, Jim noticed an infected splinter on the sole of his foot. He said its been hurting for the past several … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in Angels?

Last night was a symphony. Owls screeching in the woods, grunts from unknown animals, and the patter of little feet near our tents. We were way out in the middle Tate’s Hell. The morning brought cool temps but would warm … Continue reading

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Magic Day

We are loving the Crooked River. So scenic and serene. Plus the flow was with us! We spotted a bald eagle, too many turtles to count, and of course Kingfishers. They actually give us an escort every day on the … Continue reading

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A Night in Hell

Doc fishing in the pond. Today we paddled the Crooked River against the current. The scenery here is totally different. Looks like gator country but so far no sightings. We did see several Kingfishers. So cool. We stopped at one … Continue reading

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Entering Crooked River

We stealth camped last night about 6 miles outside of Carrabelle. It was a nice spot but the sand fleas were out in force. Seems like they laugh at DEET. We woke up to a low tide and had to … Continue reading

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Coastal Cold Front

We expected to paddle off this morning but a coastal weather system is wreaking havoc here with high winds, lightning, and dense fog. Better being safe than sorry. We decided to stay here in Apalachicola one more night. The yaks … Continue reading

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Thank you Starr Crocker!

Quick update- Perception Kayaks came through! They replaced my kayak after hearing about the leaky rear hatch cover. I want to especially thank Starr Crocker at Perception for taking the lead in making all this happen. Also, Barney, our gear … Continue reading

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From Sand to Land

Jim and I camped on a sandy berm last night. Luckily the rain held off until after we set up the tents. The drizzle began so we cooked dinner inside the vestibule. You have to be careful doing this so … Continue reading

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