Monthly Archives: December 2013

Life’s a Picnic

We left Boca around 0830 hrs and anticipated a tailwind. Instead we got mostly a side wind. We made a bee line across Charlotte Harbor. The swells kicked up and the kayaks were acting weird. Wouldn’t track right. Marc almost … Continue reading

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“Boca” in Spanish Means…

….”Bring lots of money”. Our first day back on the water was a light one. We paired down some cold weather gear and minimized some other stuff. The result was extra room in the hatches. This leg calls for hauling … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

The time in Sarasota has been rejuvenating. Marc’s girlfriend Kim flew down and spent a couple days in Siesta Key while Jim and Carole had a great time attending a cousins wedding. It was time well spent. Now the attention … Continue reading

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Couple Down Days

Hi, Hope everyone had a great Christmas. We are taking a couple down days in Sarasota while Jim attends a family wedding. Then we’ll do some gear maintenance, re-supply and hit the water. Stay tuned, Jim and Matc

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Special thanks to Jack Horan for writing a wonderful article in the Charlotte Observer.

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Merry Christmas!

We got the “all clear” from Santa to paddle on Christmas Day. Even his elves said it was okay- really. So we plan on getting some miles in. Not sure how far but we need time on the water. It … Continue reading

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Onward to Lemon Bay

There was a chill in the air this morning. Visions of sugar plums and paddle strokes consumed our thoughts. We launched from Turtle Beach and enjoyed a tailwind and moderately calm waters. The temps were warm so we decided not … Continue reading

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Maiden Voyage

Sarasota Bay was the playground for the maiden voyage of the new yellow yak. It went great. This boat tracks so much better than the old one and the skeg drops lower too. That could definitely come in handy. The … Continue reading

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New Yellow Kayak

Marc picked up his replacement kayak today at Economy Tackle/Dolphin Paddle Sports in Sarasota, FL. They were kind enough to hold it until he could get there. The folks at Perception Kayaks, especially Star Crocker, were fantastic getting the new … Continue reading

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Coquina Beach

Headed out this morning full of nervous energy. The dreaded Tampa Bay crossing was commencing. We sprinted from Shell Key looking for any large ships headed in our direction. None seen. Egmont Island sits in the middle of the bay … Continue reading

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