Archives for September 2019

Return of the Coyote(s)

Early last night at least one coyote was around our game camera for about 10 minutes. It showed up at 8:11 pm. Still around at 8:21 pm. And completely unaware of the camera, it seems. Some of the pictures … [Read more...]

Adventure Island Blasting Through Charlotte Harbor Chop

I saw that the wind forecast for yesterday included gusts in the mid-20 knot range and figured this might be one of my last opportunities this year to sail my Adventure Island in the harbor while the water is warm enough to get very, very wet and … [Read more...]

Replacement Trail Camera

I walked by my trail camera a week or so ago and noticed it was down by the base of the tree, not strapped to it at knee height where I had left it. I wondered how it could slide down the trunk of a pine tree, then noticed the face of it was cracked … [Read more...]

Off Road Eglu Chicken Tractor

I found a used kayak dolly that I wanted on craigslist the other day and went down to Bokeelia to buy it. The seller was somehow able to quickly identify me as a person who can't say no to trash and as I was leaving he said, "Hold on a second. I got … [Read more...]

Waiting for that First Egg

Our chickens hatched around April 1, 2019 and are about due to start laying eggs. They're looking very robust and healthy and in this picture you can see some of the green sheen in the feathers on their backs. We bought some ceramic … [Read more...]

Watching Hurricane Dorian

As the state of PANIC here in Florida winds down with forecasts showing Hurricane Dorian will miss us, it seems like a good time to review the projected storm path and how it panned out. When I first noticed Dorian, it was a tropical storm that … [Read more...]

Klepper Foldable Kayak Sailing Charlotte Harbor

I paddle my Klepper more often than I sail it because adding the sailing stuff takes time and the leeboard brace takes up cockpit space. It is fun to sail in the right conditions so when I saw a good weather forecast coming up I decided it was time … [Read more...]