I went to Saint Simon’s Island, GA this past weekend for a friends wedding. I took the Daggers with me in case anyone wanted to get out and play around in the Atlantic. I had a pretty dramatic moment with Greer, one of my old high school buddies, a few hundred yards from the beach. He flipped his kayak over and could not get back in the boat. Luckily he had a life preserver on that was fitted for my 6 year old daughter. The kayak was full of water and we had no way of dumping the water. I tried to tow him in, but it was no use. At one point our dialog sounded something like this:
Me: Leave the boat behind.
Greer: No.I will go down with this boat.
30 seconds later… Greer stands up (we had drifted to a shallow spot) and we were able to dump the water in the boat. While we were dumping the water a Sea Kayaker that looks like he was off the cover of a National Geographic Adventure magazine came over to check on us. He showed us a way for Greer to get back in the kayak without having to go back to shore. This was a good lesson for me and I thought I would pass it on.I found a YouTube clip that gives instruction on this technique. The great thing about YouTube is that you can find just about anything here. It’s like a visual wikipedia.
Good times in the Georgia Islands.
Kayak Rescues at Canoecopia
On June 3rd at 4:35 am Brooks and Jacki welcomed Jordyn to the world. She came in weighing 6lbs and 14 oz and 19.5 inches long. Baby and Mom are healthy and doing well. Congratulations to Jacki and Brooks! Because you are the newest member of the Mundo family maybe we’ll name a trail after you or something.
I have always wanted to tour Europe like a vagabond. Going country to country with no amenities except for what I could carry on my back. We have all read in high school / college about the ancient cultures and wars that took place here long ago. There has always been something that has drawn me to the old cities, arenas, and the history of the old world. It seems that Americans know that nearly all of our ancestors originated from other countries across the big blue and we feel like there is a part of us that can connect with our heritage. For some reason I have a fondness for the Scots. I love the music (the bagpipes are my favorite instrument), the green pastures, the castles, and I could definitely wear a kilt. If you are thinking about taking a trip to the homeland here are a few Q&A’s
. We are also in the process of incorporating the Europe scene on our Mundo Maps community site
What country would you like to tour?
Note: The community site is in the “Alpha Stages” of development, so visit us often to see the progress.
Today is the American Hiking Society’s 16th annual National Trails Day. Grab a shovel, rake, and a pair of gloves and go get dirty on one of your favorite nearby trails.