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Zero Days: R&R

Friendliest Community on the River

I had decided to camp for a few days to write and work on equipment, so I headed a couple of miles downriver from where I had met Red and Beth, and I also made sure that I was far enough away from the nearest houseboat to ensure both their and my privacy. That was … Continue reading »

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Packed and ready to go

Except for my small, personal items dry bag, the boat is packed and ready. With the new, heavy-duty cart, folded up on the back of the boat, I was able to load it at the cabin, wheel it right into the water, unstrap and remove the cart, and tie up at the dock. It made … Continue reading »

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Trail’s End

I wonder how many places have been named that. This place is located on the upper Chattahoochee River side of Lake Seminole on land leased from the Corps of Engineers. It is a beautiful setting, nicely laid out, with cabins, restaurant, store, and marina. Unfortunately, it appears that the property has been allowed to fall … Continue reading »

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Shopping in Columbus

I went by Outside World to pick up my new canoe cart for those portages where I don’t have the good fortune to have my wife, daughter, or Georgia Power handy to help. Chris put it together for me and then sent me across the street Ride On Bikes, where the good people adjusted the … Continue reading »

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Perceived distance

I just walked up to the store that Leon had assured me was “about an eighth of a mile… no, less than that, I’m sure.” I paced it coming back (and I can pace a 36-inch step +- 2%) at 1598 yards, or just over 9/10 mile. I’m not complaining, because I certainly need the … Continue reading »

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Starbucks coffee

I’ve never been a fan of Starbucks coffee, not because I don’t like it – I do – but because it offends me to pay that much for coffee that is no better than what I make at home. I have used Folger’s single coffee bags a lot, but Kathy gave me a pack of … Continue reading »

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Refit day 4 – 9/30/12

Geez, there’s a lot to do.  I MIGHT be ready to go tomorrow, but after looking at the weather forecast, I’ve decided to push the getting back on the river (lake) until Tuesday morning.  Yeah, yeah, I know I’m a sissy, but what’s new?  I would rather be really well-organized and a day behind, or … Continue reading »

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Third refit day – 9/29/12

It took a day and a half to manage administrative issues at work.  I am working on refitting the boat, reorganizing my gear, and packing resupplies for shipment to friends downriver.  I used what Barb taught me the other day, and inserted some pictures in earlier posts.

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Charging the ipad

I wrote a couple of days ago that I was having trouble charging my ipad from a 12-volt battery.  I would hook it up but get a “Not Charging” message.  After doing some reading, I checked my charger and it is a 5-watt iphone charger.  The ipad is looking for 10 watts.  It will charge … Continue reading »

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Catching my breath – 9/27/12

I never took the time to weigh everything when I set out below Helen Sunday, so I did that this morning.  I replenished things like food and water to typical loads before weighing.  These weights also include a little trash that I picked up at a couple of campsites, but that’s something I normally do, … Continue reading »

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