browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Canoeing and kayaking

Wearing a life Vest

Wearing a life vest while kayak fishing So yea, the guy that has paddled all over the country for over 40 years wears a life vest, maybe you should too. At least now I do anyhow. Are you wearing a life vest? Sunday Morning Fishing Before the sun lit the new day, I paddled out … Continue reading »

Categories: Canoeing and kayaking, Fishing Trips, Florida, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paddling the Batsto River at Wharton State Forest NJ

Wharton State Forest float trip down the Batsto River When I first started to research the New Jersey Pine Barrens and the Wharton State Forest in New Jersey, I was pleasantly intrigued by the blue lines marking creeks and the little launch site symbols on the Wharton State Forest map. My excitement grew even more … Continue reading »

Categories: Camping, Canoeing and kayaking, Exploring and Wandering, Road Trips, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Jersey Pine Barrens

  The Pine Barrens – A wilderness in New Jersey As the Tacoma’s build finishes up, this is to be a summer of road trips. There is a post-a-note on my desk with a list of places to visit this summer. The first on the list was the Pine Barrens in New Jersey. The Pine Barrens is … Continue reading »

Categories: Camping, Canoeing and kayaking, Hiking, Road Trips | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Bending Branches kayak paddle review

Bending Branches Kayak Paddle Review Last summer I purchased an Old Town NEXT canoe, which is a hybrid canoe / kayak for a solo paddler. I’ve been super happy with the boat but I felt I was not getting the most out of it because of the paddle I was using.  A bunch of years ago I … Continue reading »

Categories: Canoeing and kayaking, Gear Reviews, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Old Town NEXT Canoe Review

My NEXT Canoe   Since the age of ten I have been paddling canoes. When I gained a few coins in my pockets, I purchased a few “real” boats with motors. Then I sold those noisy and messy things and continued to paddle in peace. After all these years I think I finally found my last canoe. … Continue reading »

Categories: Camping, Canoeing and kayaking, Gear Reviews | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

OVERLAND EXPO EAST

Want to go on an adventure? GET TO OVERLAND EXPO EAST As a teenager, we used to take our four-wheel drive trucks and Jeeps up into the mountains to camp, fish, hunt and explore. Little did we know that what we were doing had a name – Overlanding. Ever thought about, ok, dreamed, of taking six … Continue reading »

Categories: Camping, Canoeing and kayaking, Envirnmental issues, Exploring and Wandering, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Self Reflection in Nature

“In wilderness is the salvation of mankind” Thoreau   When was the last time you were alone; alone with only your thoughts? No radio or TV influencing your thoughts, no cell phone waiting to ring interrupting your dreams, no I-pod in your ears deflecting your mind’s free flow of ponderings. Self reflection in nature. When … Continue reading »

Categories: Camping, Canoeing and kayaking, Exploring and Wandering, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

Shad Fishing at Fletcher’s Cove

Washington DC was filled to capacity with visitors gawking at the spring time cherry blossoms. They can have the pretty little flowers, I had fish to catch. Recently, I had learned of a historic place of fishing lore, Fletcher’s Cove. Shad fishing was once the welcoming spring ritual for me. If you wanted to find … Continue reading »

Categories: Canoeing and kayaking, Fishing Trips, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Ocracoke Island for Thanksgiving

The last couple posts have been about my trip to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina over Thanksgiving. I thought I should explain a little bit about why we chose Ocracoke for our Thanksgiving vacation.

Categories: Camping, Canoeing and kayaking, Exploring and Wandering, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kayaking Pamlico Sound

An Early Morning Kayaking the Pamlico Sound There were two things I wanted to accomplish during my week on Ocracoke Island. The first was to catch a big Red Drum in the surf. The second was to shoot a few pintails and mallards in the salt marshes. In the end, I did neither. Monday evening … Continue reading »

Categories: Canoeing and kayaking, Exploring and Wandering, Uncategorized, Waterfowl Hunting | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments