Tuesday, November 2, 2010

24th State: Maryland (Nov. 2, 2010)

Just kayaked Delaware and found a place almost immediately in Maryland where I wanted to kayak.  Details to follow.

Put in at the Ocean City Municipal Airport on Sinepuxent Bay… near Mystic Harbor.  First photo taken from near the Airport… looking across to the sand strip (Assateague Island  north end) between Sinepuxent Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.


Short paddle across the Bay… and I was hoping to see the famous ponies of Assateague State Park/Island.


First thing I saw when I got to the other side was evidence of the ponies.  No ponies, just evidence.


After returning to my van and stowing my kayak, I explored the area a little.  Two paddles in two states in one day… and it’s getting cold.  I am tired.  There are so many people back her in the East.



Hey, there’s the proof, the earth is round.


So windy, it’s blowing my hat off.  OK… onward… southward.  Got to get to my sister’s in Florida in time for Thanksgiving.

23rd State: Delaware (Nov. 2, 2010)

Weather is getting cold.  Grey day.  Hunters are out.  I paddled Delaware and Maryland the same day, since there were so close together and nice spots were everywhere. 



The Paddle


Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

A hunter and his decoys, right where I put in from the Boat Ramp Access Rd. off the Beach Access Rd.  I pleaded with him not to shoot me.  Kinda gave me the creeps.  This is on Chincoteague Island, DE.


Sun Dogs below.




Nice paddle.  I am getting braver on the water, and the weather is getting colder and colder.  Winter is on the way and I’m heading south.

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.