Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Black River paddle November 12 and 13th

Looking at doing the Black River November 12 and 13th. Will be camping at Henry's Landing.
All of the info is on Carolina Kayak Club.



Sunday, July 31, 2011

I thought my paddling friends would enjoy this view of an awesume coastline.

I plan to take 6 people here in 2012.
Let me know if you would like to go.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Summer is here with a vengance. 98 + today with a 10 degree reduction promised for the weekend.
I feel for anyone who has to work outdoors in this heat.
Don't leave any living thing in a car, please !
Children and animals are dying everyday somewhere due to this.

Going down to Swansboro for the weekend. Leaving out Friday am. coming back after paddling on Sunday.
Will be staying at the Cedar Point Campground in Croatan Nat'l Forest.
I hope Mrs. Tootle in New Bern at the Nat'l Park Office, comes through with the senior passes for Dave and I.
$10.00 for a lifetime of free entry and camping in Nat'l Forests anywhere in the USA.
We plan to paddle out of the White Oak River , go under Hiway 24 and across the Inland Waterway and explore the islands and sand of several islands.

Made some inquiries as to a choice of cold wines for the summer and Reisling and Rose have gotten high reccomendations. Any suggestions from you ?

I'll see what Harris Teeter has to offer. Lowes had some great selections last night.

Got out the old Coleman electric cooled cooler , plugged it in and it works.
Plan to fill it with frozen water bottles to help maintain a cool inside temperature.

Hosting at the Burlington Artist League at Holly Hill Mall at the moment.
It is hot in the Mall.
4-8:00 PM today.

Everyone stay cool.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Long Time, no work, no paddle

Doctor said I can't go back to work without restrictions until June 6th.
Asked about paddling on the lake and he said no kayaking until June 1st.
This really does affect the lifestyle, however, the benefits from the surgery are long lasting.
Take care, out there, get your checkups, and follow your doctor's orders. He knows what's best for you for  a reason.



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Feeling Better, but

Went to chorale practice Monday night in Mebane for the May 10th concert:

Caught a ride to and from Mebane since I can't drive and take Percocet.
Sang some high notes and felt a tickle on my chest.
After getting home saw a little blood on my t-shirt.
A little drainage started happening so the doctors at UNC CH wanted to take a look.
The wife drove me down today and after a poke and a good squeeze (ouch) all was pronounced good to go.
I plan to take the practice Monday ( dress rehersal ) a little easier and save the gusto high notes for the actual performance on Tuesday night. There is a place in Mozart's Requiem, No 7. Lacrymosa, where the basses come in strong, like blow your hair back strong. (FF) Of course, I take that as a queue not to hold back and hit it hard.

This is good stuff. Come see us Tuesday night. The men will be in black tuxedos and the ladies will be in black dress, formal. Y'all can come as you are and as you will.

I feel fine. Just have to get the stitches out and clearance from the doctor to resume a more active life style.
Even had a fine offer from a friend to come pick me up, load my boat, and take me kayaking. Now that is friendship and I look forward to that day.

Thanks for all the well wishes.

More later,


Monday, May 2, 2011

Feeling Better

I want to thank all of you who responded to the blog and FACEBOOK. It was nice of you.
The weather is so nice. I want to go paddling.
The stitches should come out in a week or so so maybe after that we can get on the water.
I know all of you are enjoying getting out, so enjoy .
This is going to be a good year. I plan to ask for some Saturdays off so I can go paddling with my friends and go on some trips.
Y'all take care. I really to appreciate all of you.