Adventure Awaits

Category: outdoors

Econfina Ents

“Not all who wander are lost.” ~ The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien Always the explorer, some of my earliest journeys were wandering the world of Middle-Earth in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Long before the films, I spent countless hours traveling in an imaginary place home to mythical landscapes rich with entrancing forests, […]

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The Lower Ochlockonee River to Dog Island River Kayaking Trip – June 2018: Part I

PART 1 – CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF When circumstances permit I enjoy taking extended kayaking trips into the waterways and wilderness. These solo trips are my vacation days, as I readapt from civilized life to the needs of the day spent in primitive wilds detached from the hustle, bustle and anxiety of modern spaces. Looking for […]

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Losing It

“A voyage is like a shipwreck, and those whose boat has never sunk will never know anything about the sea.” – Nicolas Bouvier, Le Vide et le Plein Perhaps the question I have most often heard from paddling newbies is “How stable is this boat?” Whether they are first time paddlers on a guided trip […]

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Camp – Fire – Art

I have always liked Buddhist sand paintings, where a group of monks meticulously “paints” a mandala or some other scene from Tibetan Buddhist Cosmology with tiny grains of sand. Depending on the size of the finished painting this process can take quite a while. Then after they have finished the monks leave the finished product […]

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