My Great Week

This trip has been amazing. The views, the people, the pure joy of being on the water, but there might not be a week yet that I've enjoyed as much as this one. Knowing for awhile that my buddy and best friend Sam Bales was going to be joining me on the water, I had … Continue reading My Great Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Groove

  "One day you will wake up and there won't be anymore time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." ~Paul Coelho Today marks the two week point of the Big Adventure, and not a day has gone by that I haven't had to pinch myself, to remind myself this is all … Continue reading Finding the Groove

Where were we?

Welcome back as I'm happy to finally be posting another update to the Big Man, Big Adventure. After an awesome stay at the Lighthouse County Park (thanks again to the amazing Sue and Brian), it was time to hit the water on day 9. It was hard turning down an offer for 1 more cozy … Continue reading Where were we?

Movin’ Right Along

What a start to the adventure! A huge shout out to my brother and Cousin, 1st of all for helping get me started in Lexington on Tuesday. Lending a hand with all my gear was no easy task, and it sure made starting with them so much easier. Plus it was nice to paddle out … Continue reading Movin’ Right Along