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9/17/2019 · 2:03 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
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9/1/2019 · 1:30 pm· Jaime · Good Bye Blue Sky
It's summer. We don't adventure much in the summer. It's too hot & buggy. We hibernate and wait... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 2:25 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
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Okefenokee – Our Paddle Adventures Map

Filed under: — Jaime @ 8:46 pm

Since we started paddling in the Okefenokee, we have covered nearly 100 miles and many of the trails. Mike has painstakingly prepared a map showing the trails we have paddled so far. Check it out: Okefenokee Travel Map.

We have paddled every colored line you see and have stayed at every platform that is marked. It is missing our March 2018 paddle from Stephen C. Foster to Billy’s Island, up to Minnie’s Lake, and back to SCF. I’m sure we will recreate it sometime relatively soon. We also intend to add some photos to each way point so you can see what each stop is like.

The map is especially cool because Mike matched the official color codes for the trails from the Refuge to the trails on our map. This is one of the official maps: Okefenokee NWR Map.

Compare the official map to ours and you will see we have covered a lot. We’re not done yet. We will paddle everything eventually and love every hard-working minute doing it.


Paddling Adventures, 32+ More Miles

Filed under: — Jaime @ 8:15 am

We recently returned from our longest paddle adventure to the Okefenokee. 32+ miles paddles. 54 hours without touching land. We launched at Kingfisher Landing and paddled 12+ miles to Maul Hammock. The next day we paddled to Big Water. After that, we paddled out to Stephen C. Foster State Park for our exit, and were shuttled back to our base camp on the east side of the Swamp. I’ll try to post pics, but we didn’t get many. Truly an amazing adventure.


Time Change – Let’s Compromise

Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:59 pm

Since we Americans continually, collectively complain about the semi-annual time change, and since we can’t rely on Congress* to do anything useful (about it or anything at all), I have a suggestion for compromise.

Assuming we don’t stop this insanity at some point (which we really should), we should start the time change 24 hours earlier than we currently do. This would allow us to spring ahead or fall back on Friday night (technically Saturday at 2a) and give us a whole weekend to get used to it. As it is now, we only get one Sunday evening to get used to it then it’s suck-it-up-for Monday! I would wager that we would all be more productive if we had a wee bit of extra time to adjust.

Of course, this is an antiquated system and needs to be relegated to the history books, but if we are going to cling to it, we might as well try to make as best as we can.

*I recognize that many states have taken the burden on themselves of establishing whether they will adhere to a time change, but that is because these states have been failed by our Congress, who truly is the proper authority to establish this.

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