Thursday, February 28, 2013

The journey begins

I am off. Hardest part is getting there. 14 hours of nonstop driving.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Packing up for the WaterTribe EC

I have finished at work and finally can finish packing for my long drive tomorrow to the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge. This year my planning and preparation has been shabby. Good thing that I have developed a regular system that allows me just to pick up and go. Worst fear is that I might have forgotten something vital. Improvise.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

One week to Watertribe Everglades Challenge

In one week at 0700 Eastern Time 107 small boats will launch on a 300 mile race. There are enough Hobie Islands to have our own Island Class. You can follow all the tracks of the racers on the Hobie Watertribe Mapper site.

Event: EC2013
Class: There are several Hobie Classes. Standard Hobie OR Hobie IM (Modified - Jib)
Challenger: Note - Penguinman is Hobie's own Engineer;
Display Detail: "Show Track and All Waypoint" will show detail and speed. Must be a single Challenger;

MOST IMPORTANT: Push "Regenerate View" to redraw the map...

I will be on the starting line flying my DogsLife flag.

I am thinking about starting a Watertribe "Island Club". I will be on the right side of the starting line. The drop-off is a little better there. If we can get the Hobie's together in the same area then we can take a nice picture...

Saturday, February 2, 2013

What if I can not find a camp site?

This year I will take the Everglades Waterway to earn the Gator Tooth Award. The greatest challenge will be the insects and making it to designated camp sites. I might have to spend some time in not so favorable locations. This is my on the water plan. Bug net covered with a tarp from my Hennessy Hammock.