Sunday, October 3, 2010

Visit with Cuzzin’ Dick–a vandweller (Oct. 3, 2010)

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Before leaving NY state I stopped off to see Cuzzin’ Dick for a nice visit.  What a great spot he had… an apartment right on the water.  I should have paddled there but was somehow not motivated as I had planned on meeting up with another vandweller in the hills of Vermont and I was eager to get on the road again.  There was suppose to be a lake there where I could kayak.

But getting to know Cuzzin’ Dick was a treat and I know our trails will pass many times in the future.

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That’s SwankieWheels over my left shoulder… and Dick’s apartment was on the second floor just beside the passenger side.

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Dick tells me about some of the wildlife he has seen on the shore below his balcony.  Really beautiful… for not on a long-term basis.  The building is owned by slumlords… and the winter was too harsh… Dick will be moving on.

Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.