The Break

The Break was much needed! After having a rough stretch dealing with the trouble losing my fin, then the replacement...getting away from the water for a few days was a good option. Getting to see my parents in Frankfort was so needed. They might not always hear that I appreciate all the little things they … Continue reading The Break

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Beating the Heat

It's 12:30am. I'm laying in my tent trying to convince myself to get up to take a leak. It has been 51 days and my body was letting me know it for sure. I knew the Great Lakes would be one of the biggest tests of the trip, and after a big day battling headwinds … Continue reading Beating the Heat

“To Infinity and Beyond”

OK a new morning...a new start...a better day! That's what I had to hope and believe as I strapped my gear down to venture out on Saturday  Day 46. Not only was I getting back on the water after my big flip, but I was doing so having to cross Traverse Bay. It was probably … Continue reading “To Infinity and Beyond”

“Oh Shit”

Pardon my french, but there was just no other way to being this chapter of the story. Things were starting to look up at the end of day 40. I had a huge guest room on Bill's boat and a bed to sleep on. I was ready to get back into the swing of things … Continue reading “Oh Shit”

My Bad Day

I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. ~Patch Adams The day was going perfect. The sun was out. The waves were huge, and I had just remembered how to be a kid in Lake Michigan. Snorkling, swimming and diving in wave after wave...it gave me a rush...and the … Continue reading My Bad Day

The Bridge and the Roller Coaster

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." ~Mr. Rogers Well this week has taken me to the top of the mountain, and then tumbling back down. I guess it's good to stay humble and the trip this week, made sure it did just that for … Continue reading The Bridge and the Roller Coaster

None But the Brave

"Who's that man who thinks He can decide, whose dreams will live And whose shall be pushed aside" ~Bruce Springsteen Today is Independence Day. A day that is always filled with barbecues, ball games, fireworks and American Flags galore. It's a celebration of our country's freedoms and the dream as stated by our founding fathers … Continue reading None But the Brave