I typed CCC on the pavilion post. As in Civilian Conservation Corps.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
|Along the Chassahowitzka River|
|A side trip up Baird Creek, headed for Blue Spring|
|A tree full of vultures, and one Osprey|
Thursday, March 15, 2012
OK, Whalen is a bad influence. It's 4:45 on a Thursday and we are on the 4th $1 mug of beer after a grueling 6 mile paddle on the Gulf. 4 inch waves, wafting breezes in 85 degree temps - we deserve this!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We paddled today in the Crystal River and on the Homosassa River, right by the campground.
Here is a piece of video, showing two of our ACA kayak instructors. This was day 3 of the training, checking the 20+ knot winds before launching into the Crooked River.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
We have been in St. Marys, GA for 7 nights and have returned to the St. Marys Seafood Company for dinner 4 times. Tonight, in addition to the great raw oysters, we had grilled shrimp, coleslaw and Lima beans cooked with sausage! Un-frigging believable food, great prices and very friendly folks! Gonna miss this place as we continue south tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We should really be posting more, you all hang on our every word - don't you? Well, we have been really busy. Yesterday, we paddled the Okefenokee and today beat ourselves up in very windy and choppy conditions on the Crooked river. Since some of you like our culinary explorations, last night's dinner was at a little restaurant in Folkston, VA where we had a fantastic buffet for $8.50 including drink, dessert and tax. Tonight, after paddling through oyster beds all afternoon, we returned to St. Mary's Seafood for a plate of the freshest, most tender raw oysters and some great cooked fish and shellfish. In our quest for dark beer in the south (which is MUCH harder than you'd think) we ventured into J's English Pub in St. Mary's for a wee nightfall.
We promise, a real post will come soon, sort of...
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
|Waccamaw River - huge cypress with huge Osprey nest|
|Morning surgery on a kayak, fixing the back band|
|Jeff Sama and Mike on the beach at Bird Island|
|Jellyfish were thick along the inner beach, each 8-10" in diameter|
Our local guide also lead us to some good food and Guinness to top off the day. Our meals on the trip until today have not been worth mentioning. That made today's good eats (clam chowder, seafood gumbo, firecracker shrimp, hot crab dip) all the better. Thanks for a nice day, Jeff, and good luck with the new house!
Weather for tomorrow promised thunderstorms and rain, so we will pull up stakes a day early, heading to Georgia in the morning. Myrtle Beach and the Geezers do not seem to mix. We had rotten weather when we planned to stay here last year, and wound up bypassing Myrtle. St. Mary's, here we come.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We hit Fayetteville NC after 14 hours on the road. The Geezers were pleasantly surprised by: a) the temperatures (see picture) and b) the friendly atmosphere at a local pub (see time of post). On to Myrtle Beach tomorrow for some paddling and meeting up with an old friend, Jeff Sama.