Squirted into the Gulf!

Today was epic! We hit the Gulf. Actually we got squirted into it since the outgoing tide was so strong.

Jim posted a video showing conditions early in the day. The tidal current was so bad we decided to wait it out and landed on a floating jet ski dock across the east pass next to a tourist area in Destin. Grabbed a quick hamburger, beer, and hit tea. Mmm, mmm, mmm…

What was so amazing about the gulf was how emerald green the water was. No wonder it’s called the emerald coast. Everyday we see pods of dolphin. Cool.

Tonight we are at Henderson State Park. Jim and I both survived the surf landing.

We had to secure our yaks at a beach board walk then hump all our gear about a tenth of a mile to our camp site. Not fun.

Tomorrow is another day…..



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7 Responses to Squirted into the Gulf!

  1. John Sloat says:

    Hey Guys,

    Glad to hear you made it through the pass! Steer well and enjoy the water. It’s beautiful along the panhandle. I think some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

  2. Ron Horton says:

    I’m a little concerned about the mixture of “beer and hot tea” – sounds pretty lethal. Glad you have such a great support team in International Water Boy (er, Water Guru) John to get you a substiture yak. Sure wish Kim had chosen Hot Pink when the purchase was made.

    Now that you are “outside” it should be even more interesting Love the audio Boos, the Twitter pics, and the Journal posts. Stay safe and Advance Around!

  3. Gary LeVeille says:

    Marc, keep up with the updates. I find myself each morning wanting to know your progress with this venture. You two be safe and smooth water.

    • Thanks for the follow Gary! These headwinds can’t last forever ( or can they?).

      We are slowly advancing around. Plan was to go easy first 2 weeks to avoid injury. So far so good. Everyday another adventure.

      Advance Around!


      Sent from my Verizon iPhone4


    • Charlie Eubank says:


      You’re killing me!!!!

  4. John O'Hare says:

    Marc, I had lunch at JJ’s today, and had a couple dogs and a draft beer, all in you honor! Advance Around Jim and Marc!

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