David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
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Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
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Kayak Trip 2012
04/12  Most boring trip ever?
04/13  Muddy Pecatonica
04/14  Say Yes to Drugs
04/15  Add a little Sugar and Rock
04/16  Worst campsite ever.
04/21  Island Of Honking Geese
04/22  Hennepin Feeder Canal
04/23  Locks, sand and muck
04/28  Henry
04/30  No Current on Peoria Lake
05/01  Industry and Locks
05/02  Rain and Eagles
05/04  Half-Way on the Illinois
05/05  Medium-Rare Meatloaf
05/06  Always Pepsi-Cola
05/08  Onto the Mississippi
05/09  St. Louis
05/10  Short Day
05/12  Barge Full of Rocks
05/13  Between Green and Red
05/14  Now comes the hard part
05/15  Metropolis
05/18  Tennessee River
05/19  No Lock For You
05/20  Snakes
05/21  New Johnsonville
05/25  Day of the Mayflies
05/26  Look, Another Cliff
05/27  Rotund Sunburns
05/28  Free Heron
05/30  Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
05/31  Bay Springs Lake
06/01  Locks are for the Patient
06/02  Tombigbee
06/06  Bamboo and Palmettos
06/07  Dry in AlaBAMa
06/08  Cutting Corners
06/09  Another day on the river
06/10  Demopolis
06/15  Hardest Portage Ever
06/16  Hot Rocky Beaches
06/17  First Alligator
06/18  Last Dam
06/19  Tide
06/20  Trashy Beaches
06/21  Just paddling down Interstate 10
06/27  Salty
06/28  Intracoastal Waterway
06/29  Come Sail Away
06/30  Peddling Along
07/01  Panama City
07/07  The Gulf of Mexico
07/08  Peacocks by the Sea
07/11  No Wind
07/12  Actually Sailing
07/13  Tacking
07/14  Steinhatchee
07/19  As sudden as ever
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New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

Panama City


tl;dr: Still have mixed thoughts about my new boat, but I've made it to Panama City.

The cloud mosquitos surrounding my tent was so distracting I had to plug my ears. Good thing I'm in a tent.

When it started getting light out I had to wonder how did all these mosquitoes get in my tent? There were more than a dozen. Furthermor, how is it my face isn't a collection of histamine wheals? I searched and searched for a hole in the tent. I found a very small run in the screen. It doesn't seem like they should have been able to get through that, but it shall be fixed.

The shutter button on my camera stopped working today. Only the movie button works. So if I see something interesting I need to make a movie of it. Later I can either extract frames or compile the frames into a panorama.

I continued down the Intracostal waterway out in to West Bay and then to North Bay and on into Panama City where I checked into the Buckaneer Beach Motel.

I still have mixed feelings about this new boat. It was mostly boring today until I almost reached the coast. There the wind picked up significantly. At times it felt like I was speeding along, but my securely cased smart phone informed me that I rarely reached 6 mph. I could achieve that on my kayak, albeit with much effort and for a short distance.

Unless I somehow change my mind this week, I will probably tackle at least one more leg before deciding if I'm truly bored.

In the meantime, there is money to be spent. This new kayak is not yet properly outfitted. I need rope and more bungies and better-fitting waterproof bags. I also need a new camera.

My new kayak is a sit-on-top. it aplears I may have sunburned my toes.

Another bad video with may barely functioning camera:

good morning Intracoastal Waterway

The Buccaneer Beach Motel


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