Tagged With: Canoeing
Exploring Events Right as the New Year begins, so does the requests to attend the ever growing overlanding events for the year. Most of these events occur during the summer months with some later in the fall. Please don’t take offense if I don’t attend. I’ve got my own exploring plans.
Augie’s Successful Hog Hunt Flood waters slapped the front bumper. We had driven 4oo miles to South Carolina for a hog hunt, only to get denied reaching our riverside camp due to flooded roads. I smiled to Larry. The adventure had begun.
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
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
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
Will the Movie “A Walk in the Woods” help things or make matters worse? A few days ago, I read the story Can the Appalachian Trail Survive “A Walk in the Woods” in Outside magazine on-line. Kathryn Miles brings to light some important issues surrounding the current condition of the AT trail and the … Continue reading
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
Three kayaks and one canoe leaned against the shed sitting in the mud. The wind regularly blew them over and across the yard. The situation was less than ideal. I needed to do something. For a while I had kept the fleet of paddle boats in the garage, but mom wanted her garage back, so … Continue reading
The weather man gave the good news – The first below freezing temperatures for the region of the season. In the pre-dawn darkness, I drove the empty roads of Southern Maryland. I was going duck hunting. I was attempting to use one of the first come first hunt waterfowl blind sites Maryland DNR provides for Maryland hunters … Continue reading
Native Watercraft Ultimate Kayak Review After the little mishap the other morning with the kayak bouncing along on the shoulder of Route 295, I figured it was time to do the review post of my Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Kayak I’ve been paddling this summer. (sorry no pictures of the kayak on the interstate, I … Continue reading