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Day 22 September 30 – First Day on the ICW

This Sunday was an important day for a number of reasons.  First, it was the end of 3 nights staying in the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, during which I washed my clothes, ate high caloric meals and purchased detailed charts … Continue reading

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Day 18 Wednesday September 26 – Final Day on the Chesapeake Bay

The first thing I remember as I emerged from my sleep and opened my eyes in the predawn, was the wind.  Inwardly, I groaned.  This is what I had feared.  And I knew that the wind was pushing the waves … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 25

Tuesday morning, I awoke to another clear, sunny day.  I packed up, thanking the Lord for having given me another good camp location, watching over me as I slept, and for giving me all of his blessings that I have … Continue reading

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Monday September 24 – Day of Risk

John, Nancy and I were up early – John had to attend a bank meeting at 7:30 and I wanted to get an early start.  The kayak had been mostly packed Sunday, so after a few things put away, I … Continue reading

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September 21, 22, 23 – Days of R&R

The days spent with Nancy and John O. were very special.  Colin F., a friend met through work, arranged this visit for me.  John is Colin’s best friend from childhood, and is very interested in boating, and the outdoors in … Continue reading

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Day 13 – The Porpoises Join Me

Despite the long sleep, I felt lethargic, likely due to the considerable distance paddled yesterday.  I looked up through the trees and saw the sky gradually brighten.  It felt chilly, somewhere in the mid 50’s and last night I was … Continue reading

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Day 12 – First full day of Kayaking in Virginia

I awoke around 7:15 after a great night of sleep of almost 12 hours.  This is what happens when you generally go to sleep in the tent when it gets dark, and get up when the sun is up at … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Time for a Restart

Grace and I left the Solomons Victoria Inn at 11 AM with the intention of crossing the Potomac River using the 301 bridge that takes you to the Northern Neck of Virginia.  We took route 3 east until 360, and … Continue reading

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Day 6 through 10 September 14 – 18 Days of R&R

Many months ago, I planned on taking some days off after the start of the kayak trip, partly to rest, but most important, to spend time  with Grace.  This turned out to be really important after a very hectic time … Continue reading

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Day 5 September 13 2012 – Arrival in Saint Michaels!

At first light, I was up, excited about getting to my destination for the week, and seeing Grace.  Everything was organized around Katie for a fast departure, and I was on the water on my way by 7:15 AM!   I … Continue reading

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