Category Archives: Travel

Everglades Sail Kayak Trip 2016

This was my twentieth trip (!) to the Everglades and as always it was eventful. I was accompanied by my Brother Mark from Sacramento. We headed out on a beautiful day but storm warnings were on the horizon. [Gallery] This map shows our planned four night route and what actually happened! The third day it rained several […]

Everglades Kayak Trip December 2015

Took a short trip, first ever in December. No winter yet, temp in the 80s and therefore lots of bugs. <frown> Half this Photo Gallery is from a day trip on the upper Turner River, which was new territory for me… Our route was Halfway Creek to Crooked Creek Chickee to Watson Place to Jewel Key and out. We saw lots […]

Amelia Island & Fort Clinch State Park

Quick week-end CME trip to Amelia Island, several good bird photos… Also had time to visit Fort Clinch State Park…

Gum Slough Kayak Trip

Nice little day trip off the Withlacoochee River near Inverness. Lots of recent downed trees midway. Lower portion nice, shady cypress swamp. Upper portion more open, nice trees, flowers, etc. I saw five Swallow-Tailed Kites lazily chasing each other. Took a swim in the head spring. There are actually several springs along the upper creek, big blue holes […]

Solo Everglades Kayak Trip 2015

My eighteenth trip and my first solo! I finally made my way around Cape Sable, and explored some new places along the way… [Gallery] I started out at Flamingo, where the marina is split in two by a dam. I put in on the north side and proceeded up the Buttonwood Canal to Coot Bay. From […]

Everglades Sail Kayak Trip 2014

There were many firsts on this trip: First time we drove all the way from North Florida to Flamingo and started the trip in one day. First time we’ve spent a significant amount of time traveling at night. First time we got lost. First time we sailed on Whitewater Bay. First time we declared a weather emergency and […]

Galapagos Islands 2013

We recently visited Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. After many hours of editing the first complete Gallery of Photos is ready. I will add to this post periodically. Here is my overview of selected highlights… We arrived about noon and proceeded to nearby Black Turtle Bay where we saw Sea Turtles, Sharks, and Golden Rays […]

Everglades (Sail) Kayak Trip 2013

Just back from the Everglades with highlights too numerous to relate them all here. For a start I think we’ve hit on the perfect mode of transportation—pedal kayaks with sails! The only downside compared with a canoe is getting on/off the chickees. In every other respect they were superior to canoes and even other types […]

Kayak Trip to Cedar Keys and Hall Creek

My colleague Carlos and I took a quick overnight trip to The Cedar Keys and the primitive campsite at Hall Creek. We put in at “Bridge #4” at low tide and paddled through some very shallow water for the first hour or so. Once out in the Gulf I had a chance to try out […]

Lower Wisconsin River with Eagle

I took these shots along the Lower Wisconsin River on a cold day in February 2012. I spotted a (recently?) mature Bald Eagle sitting above what was presumably the nest she grew up in.