Presentation at Vermilion Community College

Dave and Amy will be giving a presentation at Vermilion Community College, sponsored by the VCC Foundation’s Barbara and Bill Rom Lecture Series Fund. When: 5 pm on March 22 Where: Lecture Hall CL 104 at Vermilion Community College Across the Continent by Kayak, Canoe and Dogsled National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Dave and Read More

Join us at Canoecopia!

Dave and I will be at Canoecopia in Madison, WI this weekend. Will you be there too? We are giving a presentation on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. When we’re not presenting, you can find us at the Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and/or the MTI Adventurewear booths. We hope to see you there! Across the Read More

Larry Hawkins School adventure weekend.

Amy and I just returned from a fun weekend at the Indiana Dunes. We were joined by 29 middle school students from Larry Hawkins School in Chicago. We would like to thank Mr. Diachara and all the chaperones for helping us organize a great weekend.  The temperature dipped to near freezing last night, but the Read More

Key West, Florida


We paddled about 15 miles under an intense sun and light southeast wind. Sea turtles, sharks and rays swam in the shallow water below the hulls of our kayaks. When we reached the point where we were planning to camp for the night, we decided to consult tomorrow’s weather forecast. Stronger wind and thunderstorms were Read More

Sugarloaf Key, Florida


We took the day off from traveling. It was nice to relax in the shade of our tarp during the heat of the day. I was able to research an animal we saw yesterday. This animal is the cushion seastar. The range for this seastar extends from South Carolina all the way to the Carribean Read More

Sugarloaf Key, Florida


While we were camped on Big Pine Key, we had a chance to observe an endangered animal. This animal is the Key deer. There were several Key deer that would roam around the campground. Key deer are a subspecies of white-tailed deer. Key deer are endangered because they have a very small population. In 1951 Read More

Big Pine Key, Florida


Our paddle from Molasses Key to Big Pine Key was rather relaxed. We took the time to look down as we paddled. In the clear water we could see all sorts of interesting animals. First, we spotted a sea turtle on the bottom, only six feet below our kayaks. All three of us watched the Read More

Molasses Key, Florida


A good friend of ours, Bryan Hansel, has joined us to paddle the rest of the way to Key West. While there aren’t very many miles left to cover, there is still a lot to see. We left Curry Hammock State Park after lunch. The wind was blowing at our backs. There were other people Read More