Maiden Voyage of the Redfish Trawler

I have spent a great deal of time and effort in an attempt to make the river kayak suitable for paddling in rough, bay surf, in hopes of landing some tasty fish.  All effort was wasted this week as I sunk the boat in a grassy marsh a few hundred yards up-river from the bay.  I learned a great deal, hopefully to prepare me for the next bay venture.

Weeks of Residence

res·i·dence – noun
a person’s home; the place where someone lives.

For the last few weeks, I have resided in Ebro, Fl.  Before that, for 6 months, I was a vagabond, itinerant and peripatetic.   Remaining in one spot more than 2 days was the exception.  It was common to move 100 or more miles every day.  Well that changed when I tired of running from the cold and wind.  It seemed comfortable, finally, to find a place to park, plug in, and do some repairs, upgrades, maintenance, and spreading out.

Spreading out

The “spreading out” may be the most interesting, as it was literal, and figurative.  I spread out my stuff all over the compound, to clean inside the bus thoroughly for the first time in six months.  And I spread out all over the panhandle searching for new and interesting things to do.