Welcome to this site. The purpose is to provide information, photos and stories regarding a solo kayaking trip of approximately 1,000 miles from Chesapeake City, MD through the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to Jacksonville, FL beginning Sunday September 9th 2012 and ending sometime before Thanksgiving.
The motivation for this voyage includes the opportunity for a remarkable outdoor adventure, doing some of my favorite activities (kayaking and primitive camping), improving my overall physical, psychological and mental health, and deepening my current level of spirituality.
The idea came to me 18 months ago, while thinking about my upcoming retirement (I turn 66 in October). Living outside of Jacksonville, working for a Dutch leasing company with US headquarters in Wayne, PA and commuting almost every week between these two locations, provided the circumstances for me to consider doing something so unusual to mark this milestone.