Thank you Michigan

Before I get ready to move on to the next state along my adventure, it's only fitting to look back at my time in Michigan. I couldn't have started in a better state, and those of you I met there and or helped me out along my way, will never be forgotten. I launched on … Continue reading Thank you Michigan

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It’s go time!

I'm Baaaaccckkkkk!!! Well almost. In fact in T-minus 3 days. I'm so excited to once again get back on the water to the new adventures, new experiences and hopefully many new friends along the way! First and foremost though before launching, there are definitely a few people I have to mention before I head back … Continue reading It’s go time!

Looking for More

"Maybe there's more than the treasures we secure That become heavy chains, to sink us in tidal waves." ~Brian Fallon It sounds cliche so often when people say that life is more than money. It's more than just accumulating things and what you do for a living that defines who you are. The reason it's … Continue reading Looking for More

Trouble in Paradise

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." ~Maya Angelou Oh this silly adventure has a funny way of keeping you humble. … Continue reading Trouble in Paradise

Attitude is Everything

  Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~Thomas Jefferson On Friday, day 66 came with knowing I would have to say goodbye to Sam. I was up at six and finished arranging the last few … Continue reading Attitude is Everything

A Little Taste of the Big Adventure

"A Little Taste of the Big Adventure" Photos and post written by Sam Bales So I decided to come do some paddling with my best friend Matthew, as he makes his way down the western side of the Michigan coast in Lake Michigan. The timing for my vacation from work was perfect because he had … Continue reading A Little Taste of the Big Adventure

“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”

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

Family and the Future

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." ~ Lao Tzu The morning of Wednesday Day 29 couldn't have been more exciting for me. Waking up, I knew my 1st scheduled trip visitors were coming to see me...The Boswell Family. They had been talking with me for a couple weeks … Continue reading Family and the Future

My Big Reward

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."~ Saint Augustine Today marks day 29 of my Big Adventure as I am coming to 1 month out on the beautiful Lake Huron. Each day has made me dig a little deeper to find out … Continue reading My Big Reward