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 to use our spray skirts. The cockpit just gets too hot when wearing them in these conditions.

The route took us into a canal (channel) that wasn’t too wide. The wake of passing cruisers tested our “stay upright” skills. Marc only got wet once when water from a big wave splashed over the cockpit cowling. Jim just laughed. Not once did he get soaked. Such a lucky dude.

We stopped along a mangrove lined shore and snacked on Baby Ruth candy bars and drank GatorAid to stave off our dehydration. Then back at it.

We worked our way into Lemon Bay and eventually Indian Mound Park our end point this evening.

The charts tell us this was a 26 mile day. Felt good.

Christmas Eve is upon us. All good little boys and girls are in bed by now

Advance Around,

Marc and Jim


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6 Responses to Onward to Lemon Bay

  1. Maryellen says:

    Sounds like a fantastic day and a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve! Enjoy the warmer temps and the occasional splashes! It’s cold up here in Kentucky but the spirit of Christmas keeping us warm! Merry Christmas to you 2guys! 🙂

  2. Jason P. says:

    You pulled out 3 blocks from us. What an incredible day to be on the water. Merry Christmas!

    Are you guys paddling on Christmas Day?

  3. John O'Hare says:

    Great article about your adventure in the Chartte Observer! Merry Christmas Marc and Jim!

  4. Marty Bennett says:

    Hey guys merry Christmas from Ogden Utah. 😃. Until now I wish I was with you! Be safe and I hope you have someone other than each other to share Christmas with. 😗

  5. sarah says:

    Merry Christmas guys. Have a good one and stay safe

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