Scout Key to Boyd’s Campground, Stock Island, Key West

Beautiful sunset last night after big sleep. Left camp and went to Key Deer wildlife refuge. 


Another beautiful day in the keys with some humidity and it increased as we came down. Big Pine Key had suffered huge damage.


Anything you can imagine. We rolled down the lower keys and it was beautiful. 



Chrysa had swerved to miss some debris and could not unclip. Her ankle was very bruised and it was casted. Still unsure it was broken. At Boyd’s after 37 miles. Time to go swimming. 

Day 2-Key Largo to Scout Key

It was a great roll out of Key Largo with the ever present massive damage of Hurricane Irma pretty much everywhere in varying degrees and amounts of damage. 


We stopped Backcountry Cowboy. Greatest little yak and bike outfitter in Keys. We then went to Robbie’s to feed the tarpon


I and Rachel Niewald fed the tarpon.




There was some beautiful water at Channel #5 bridge. 



Then going to Marathon and the damage was very bad.



Then after 7 mile bridge 



We made it into Camp Sawyer and it was a big relief. There was a lot of debris. It was kind of like cycling in Beirut. Peace out Wewa. 

Day 1 of Boobafest

This is a shout out to friend and fellow 2014 Bubbafest rider, Cici Roberts. She liked to call Bubba, Booba. It was funny and great like Cici. I had yak so a morning paddle at Black water Sound was the plan.


I went to Florida Bay Outfitter and Caribbean Club, site of movie Key Largo, to put in. Windy and kind of choppy but headed out.


10 minutes later realized it was rougher than I like and turned around and headed for John Pennekamp.


Pennekamp was only partially open but was still beautiful with lots of propogules and leaves in the water. Put in was where Paddle Florida put in for Key Largo to Key West paddle.


The water was beautiful.



I got to go down to Harriet’s restaurant for a “real” cheeseburger in paradise. First view of upper keys looks valiant but rough. I am going to pig roast and kick off dinner. My C2C buds Rich and Chrysa are here with there daughter. Peace out. T dog wewa

Bubbafest 2017

I loaded up everything like it seems to be usual and headed for Key Largo and Bubbafest. Not sure of what I would find in my beloved Keys. Once a Floridian always a Floridian. Keys strong.


I had a last minute message that there would be a surprise 70th birthday celebration on the glass bottom boat next to the Bubbafest host hotel on Friday at 4 pm and I was invited. It was a beautiful day and off I went. 


There was about 20 or 25 of us and Bubba seemed touched by the party. 



The glass bottom boat was very cool. Saw turtles and rays. Stay tuned much more to come. Peace out. Tres dog Wewa

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge kayak trip into Hardworking Bayou

I had to attend our annual company meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Naples this weekend. DOLCE VITA. Mariella came with me and we brought the wood tandem with us and put in at Colon’s Point along the scenic drive. 


We had a great 1 1/2 hour paddle into the bayou to poke out and see Pine Island. 


We had a great little paddle. 

 


We ended up at Doc Ford’s for lunch. Fish sandwich and shrimp. Yum. 

Sigatoka and around…

Mariella and I slept in paradise because it was a long afternoon and early evening for me yesterday. My tattoo artist extraordinaire, Fijian Tony Oumi did not get to me until the middle of the afternoon. He came and delivered a masterpiece. Super brau and righteous human. Peace to you, Tony.


We drove into Sigatoka and looked around a little. It is Sunday not a lot open. Peaceful, sleepy and welcomingly easy. Bought a new bag for coming home. We went into the local supermarket and it was really cool. We took a walk along the Sigatoka River.



We walked up the hill to the mosque.


Had a great veggie pizza and then drove toward Suva to Korolevu. A sleepy Sunday drive through the small oceanfront villages of Fiji. We leave late tomorrow and will be home July 4th morning totally trashed. Thanks for coming along. All the best.

 

Peace out. Namaste Tres

Sigatoka Sand Dunes Nat’l Park and Kula Eco Adventure Park

Mariella and I went to the local glass blower studio, Hot Glass, here in Korotogo, Brit Alice Hill, who was having a family do a hands on glass forming and blowing class. It was very cool and her work was very nice.


We then went to Sigatoka Sand Dunes Nat’l Park and the Dunes were vast and beautiful like the featured image.




We then went to lunch. Best fish and chips ever. We then went to Kula Eco Adventure Park and I became a human wildlife stand. Albino boa constrictor.


Banded Fijian iguana.


Crested Fijian iguana.


We then saw some birds that were in cages.



I then was able to feed the hawksbill turtles.


The park was great. We also a cool soft coral exhibit and watched them get fed. Peace out . Namaste Tres