Friday, March 11, 2016

EC - parting word

Well it has proven to be a challenge keeping up on the blog while on the move; using the phone as a primary device was less then adaquate; peeps, the viewers in the comfort of their own home appear to have the pulse of the event; do to poor planning on my part, I departed Key Largo before the awards ceremony; flight, car rental obligations.  It's a whole different perspective with boots on the ground vs being on the water; it was very cool supporting Team Kruger; a dip of the paddle and a tip of the Tilley to you all!!

stay salty!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

EC update

05:48 AM Day 5 (23rd hour of Day 4) Thursday Mar 10th of the WaterTribe’s 300 Mile Everglades Challenge - by Scareman of the WaterTribe (Brad Lockhart)

Note – This may not be every participant as I only list what I see on the Mapper for ALL EC2016 participants.

1. Finished - twobeers and Morsailesed – At Key Largo in 1 Days, 12 Hours, 46 Min
2. Finished - tenzan and Pagan – At Key Largo in 2 Days, 3 Hours, 35 Min
3. Finished - SewSew – At Key Largo in 2 Days, 13 Hours, 8 Min
4. Finished - SwampMonkee and ChainSaw (Pees on Trees is there too) – At Key Largo in 2 Days, 15 Hours, 9 Min
5. Finished - SkinnyGenes and Skinnyjeans – At Key Largo in 2 Days, 17 Hours, 39 Min
6. Finished - halfbaked and Clacker – At Key Largo in 2 Days, 18 Hours, 11 Min
7. Finished - DancesWithMullet – At Key Largo in 2 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Min
8. Finished - IronBob and TheJuice- At Key Largo in 3 Days, 13 Hours, 10 Min
9. Finished - PrivateHam and ImOnABoat - At Key Largo in 3 Days, 18 Hours, 23 Min
10. Finished - mistermoon and zerothehero – At Key Largo in 3 Days, 21 Hours, 15 Min
11. Finished – MosquitoMagnet – At Key Largo in 4 Days, 0 Hours, 29 Min
12. Finished – Kayakvagabond – At Key Largo in 4 Days, 2 Hours, 28 Min
13. Finished – 4 Days, 2 Hours, 28 Min – At Key Largo in 4 Days, 5 Hours, 29 Min
14. Finished – Class 2, Single Male – At Key Largo in 4 Days, 12 Hours, 24 Min
15. Finished – lugnut and HavanaMana – At Key Largo in 4 Days, 20 Hours, 30 Min
Still On Course, And/or Last Tracking Position
16. WindwardMark_LeewardLaurenWP1025, Tracking Point - 0.94 kn, Position: 25.062340 -80.620700
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 6:54 AM
b. Entering Manatee Pass
c. 10.5 nm out from the finish at Key Largo
17. RooWP380, Tracking Point - 1.65 kn, Position: 24.962310 -80.626530
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 6:57 PM
b. Appears anchored by Cotton Key near Islamorada
c. 14 nm out from the finish at Key Largo
18. RockingBabyWP382, OK Button, 0 kn, Position: 24.897390 -80.768060
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 4:50 AM
b. Approaching Peterson Key Bank
c. 21 nm out from finish at Key Largo
19. TrimanWP19, OK Button, 0 kn, Position: 24.842880 -80.793270
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 7:23 PM
b. Appears at boat ramp in safe harbor on Fiesta Key
c. 25 nm out from the finish at Key Largo
20. spiritwalkerWP365, OK Button, CP3 Arrival, 0.23 kn, Position: 25.143800 -80.922550
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 2:08 PM
b. At CP3 in 4 Days, 7 Hours, 9 Min
21. junglejimWP303, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.144270 -80.922520
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 8:31 PM
b. At CP3 in 4 Days, 10 Hours, 58 Min
22. SeicheWP463, Tracking Point - 0.76 kn, Position: 25.142230 -80.923640
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 10:43 PM
b. At CP3 in 4 Days, 15 Hours, 27 Min
23. hammerstrokeWP342, Tracking Point - 0.33 kn, Position: 25.143800 -80.922610
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 10:36 PM
b. At CP3 in 4 Days, 15 Hours, 35 Min
24. JoeWildlifeWP527, Custom Button, Rest Stop, 0.06 kn, Position: 25.144430 -80.922580
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 3:33 AM
b. At CP3 in 4 Days, 20 Hours, 12 Min
25. Millarkey_WranglerWP191, OK Button, 0 kn, Position: 25.116150 -80.975830
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 4:31 PM
b. Just outside of Flamingo
c. 3.5 nm away from CP3
26. AlexOWP450, Tracking Point - 1.88 kn, Position: 25.243740 -81.054590
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 5:42 AM
b. 12.5 nm out from CP3 On Joe River
i. Also 3 nm out from South Joe River Chickee, 8 nm out from entrance to Tarpon Creek, 10 nm out from Buttonwood Canal entrance
27. PurrfectlyFeralWP414, Tracking Point - 0 kn,  Position: 25.323360 -81.066380
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 12:55 AM
b. At Oyster Bay Chickee
c. Either 18 miles (Joe River) or 21 miles (Whitewater Bay) out from CP3
i. Using statute miles when using distances from Wilderness Waterway Planner
ii. http://www.nps.gov/ever/upload/Wilderness_Trip_Planner_2009.pdf
d. Oyster Bay Chickee on Google Maps
i. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oyster+Bay+Chickee/@25.32352,-81.066428,120m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x26f9697c96ec9c2!6m1!1e1?hl=en-US
28. KneadingWaterWP502, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.323380 -81.066350
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 11:19 PM
b. At Oyster Bay Chickee
c. Either 18 miles (Joe River) or 21 miles (Whitewater Bay) out from CP3
29. PenguinManWP171, Tracking Point - 3.03 kn, Position: 25.380890 -81.026880
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 5:36 AM
b. On Shark River near Gunboat Island about 1 nm out from Shark River Chickee
c. Either 22 to 27 nm out from CP3 depending on direct oprtions Whitewater Bay of longer down Joe River
d. Shark River Chickee on Google Maps
i. https://www.google.com/maps?ll=25.375637,-81.035743&z=15&t=h&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3&cid=9472072231674537738
30. noyesmaybeWP430, Tracking Point - 2.47 kn, Position: 25.403590 -81.218930
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 5:43 AM
b. Out in the Gulf due West of Harney River
c. 31 nm out from CP3 around Cape Sable
31. oldguyWP409, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.449640 -81.164370
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 5:38 AM
b. One creek North of Broad Creek and South of Broad River
c. Assume with MicroTom and SandyBottom
d. 26.5 nm out from CP3 through Shark River and WW Bay
i. 11 nm out from Oyster Bay Chickee if they come in Shark River, 22 nm straight down Whitewater Bay to Tarpon Creek entrance off of Joe River/WW Bay
32. Luckyme_BoatBumWP377, OK Button, 0 kn, Position: 25.449650 -81.164310
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 6:18 PM
b. One Creek North of Broad Creek
c. 26.5 nm out from CP3 through Shark River and WW Bay
i. 11 nm out from Oyster Bay Chickee if they come in Shark River, 22 nm straight down Whitewater Bay to Tarpon Creek entrance off of Joe River/WW Bay
33. TideriderWP556, OK Button, 0.8 kn, Position: 25.482530 -81.190250
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 2:21 AM
b. About 29 nm out from CP3
i. On Highland Beach a 2.5 nm away from others in UF and EC
34. jammerjimWP539, OK Button, 1.27 kn, Position: 25.482580 -81.190310
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 2:21 AM
b. About 29 nm out from CP3
i. On Highland Beach a 2.5 nm away from others in UF and EC
35. swampg8rWP507, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.482770 -81.190340
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 2:49 AM
b. About 29 nm out from CP3
i. On Highland Beach a 2.5 nm away from others in UF and EC
36. clewless_MzeeWP874, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.536680 -81.063990
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 7:20 PM
b. At Rodgers River Bay CHickee, which is 29 miles out from Shark River Chickee
c. Either 50 to 56 nm out from CP3 depending on direct options Whitewater Bay of longer down Joe River
d. Google Maps - Rodgers River Bay Chickee
i. https://www.google.com/maps?ll=25.536751,-81.064153&z=20&t=h&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3&cid=8936684209732889399
37. saltyfriarWP526, Tracking Point - 1.94 kn, Position: 25.645350 -81.148320
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 5:36 AM
b. On Plate Creek Bay about 14 miles out from Rodgers River Bay CHickee
c. Either 65 to 71 nm out from CP3 depending on direct options Whitewater Bay of longer down Joe River
d. Near Plate Creek Bay Chickee here on Google Maps
i. https://www.google.com/maps?ll=25.64441,-81.150349&z=16&t=h&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3&cid=6106377869468532832
38. BlueJayWP450, Tracking Point - 2.62 kn, Position: 25.682760 -81.187410
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 6:46 PM
b. On Tarpon Bay about halfway between Darwin’s Place Ground Site and Plate Creek Chickee
c. About 70 miles out from CP3
39. GadgetGirlWP376, Tracking Point - 0.06 kn, Position: 25.699770 -81.358050
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 5:38 AM
b. Off of Pavilion Key
c. About 53 nm out from CP3
d. Pavilion Key on Google Maps
i. https://www.google.com/maps?ll=25.702215,-81.356656&z=16&t=h&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3&cid=1475593563803642850

The remaining people are still at CP2 dropped-out, or I cannot see them on the Mapper as of 6 AM Thursday Mar 10th

40. seadogrocketWP268, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.817740 -81.359530
a. Dropped-out and at playing in the wind at Choko
b. At CP2 in 2 Days, 5 Hours, 59 Min
41. bermudaboy
a. Dropped-out and at playing in the wind at Choko
b. At CP2 in 2 Days, 6 Hours, 6 Min
42. MrMakoWP177, OK Button, 1.35 kn, Position: 25.818370 -81.359650
a. Date/Time: 3/7/2016 11:24 PM
b. At CP2 in 2 Days, 16 Hours, 25 Min
43. DekeWP302, OK Button, CP2 Arrival, 1.86 kn, Position: 25.818100 -81.360140
a. Date/Time: 3/8/2016 8:30 AM
b. At CP2 in 3 Days, 1 Hours, 30 Min
44. captgnarlyWP364, OK Button, 2.49 kn, Position: 25.813890 -81.363740
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 1:42 PM
b. At CP2 in
45. supertrampWP411, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.813820 -81.363280
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 5:46 PM
b. At CP2 in 3 Days, 5 Hours, 59 Min
46. SundanceWP361, OK Button, 1.22 kn, Position: 25.818720 -81.359070
a. Date/Time: 3/8/2016 2:23 PM
b. Dropped-out and heading to Key Largo
c. At CP2 in 3 Days, 7 Hours, 24 Min
47. dietired_dietired2WP260, OK Button, 0 kn, Position: 25.814400 -81.358180
a. Date/Time: 3/8/2016 3:09 PM
b. Appears docked at Outdoor Resorts on E side of Chokoloksee Island
c. At CP2 in 3 Days, 7 Hours, 51 Min
48. savannahdan_Paddlemake
a. No working SPOT position – still shown in Tampa Bay on Mar 5
b. At CP2 in 3 Days, 12 Hours, 55 Min
49. BubbaKoosh_PompanoMikeWP315, Custom Button, Rest Stop, 0 kn, Position: 25.814030 -81.364000
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 12:40 AM
b. At CP2 in 3 Days, 16 Hours, 41 Min
50. BaconWP259, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.818160 -81.359560
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 12:42 AM
b. At CP2 in 3 Days, 16 Hours, 58 Min
51. AlbatrossWP349, OK Button, 0.00 kn, Position: 25.818410 -81.359530
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 7:29 AM
b. At CP2 in
52. WaterdawgWP272, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.818180 -81.359590
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 7:20 AM
b. At CP2 in 3 Days, 17 Hours, 3 Min
53. YakmanduWP413, Tracking Point - 0.14 kn, Position: 25.818450 -81.359190
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 1:23 AM
b. At CP2 in 3 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Min
54. NoWhereMan
a. Dropped-out and traveling back with current SPOT position back near Tampa
b. At CP2 in 4 Days, 5 Hours, 26 Min
55. BARNaKEEL_AntonovWP376, OK Button, CP2 Arrival, 0.62 kn, Position: 25.818340 -81.359530
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 1:25 PM
b. At CP2 in 4 Days, 6 Hours, 25 Min
56. DancesWithWavesWP304, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.818290 -81.359440
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 2:38 PM
b. At CP2 in 4 Days, 6 Hours, 47 Min
57. dusk2dawnWP451, Tracking Point - 0 kn Position: 25.818560 -81.358860
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 9:02 PM
b. At CP2 in 4 Days, 13 Hours, 38 Min
58. oneeyedjakeWP418, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.818540 -81.358860
a. Date/Time: 3/9/2016 9:19 PM
b. At CP2 in 4 Days, 13 Hours, 42 Min
59. Pelican_EagleWP447, Tracking Point - 0 kn, Position: 25.818200 -81.359470
a. Date/Time: 3/10/2016 4:31 AM
b. At CP2 in 4 Days, 20 Hours, 38 Min
c. Dropping-out
60.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

EC - Key Largo ( the finish )

The Beav is in; high wind sloth into a stiff breeze.

EC - Flamingo CP3

Mark and Lauren make it in to CP3 - high winds and waves - will nit be denied!!

stay salty

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CP2 - awesome sauce

 Things have been pretty wild and crazy at CP two; we (Toby and I are going to stay another day; watch the rest of the Tribers come in; we had a sea pearl capsize and Chokoloskee and busted mast made it into the ranger station; Team Kruger  micro tom / sandy bottom / the Beav have all made it through and are heading on down to flamingo - the adventure continues to play out.

Monday, March 7, 2016

ec - the quest for cp 2

From SandyBottom: 48.5 miles today, including a rough 7 mile open water crossing half with exhausting winds.  Camping early 9pm.  The east winds look to stay so fueling up, and getting lots of sleep for the long slog tomorrow.  And, still having fun.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

ec cp1

wild and crazy day/night at CP 1 - long talk with Ridgerunner in a DreamCatcher who has stories to tell; he may be pulling out do to aka failure (old style) - wind is whipping and building through the day; Toby (Whitecaps) ambassador doing his motivational speaking to keep participants in the event.  

Saturday, March 5, 2016

It's all happening - the last supper

Here is a word from MicroTom - he's doing the big loop with SandyBottom; both are sporting DreamCatchers; it's 225 am and the breeze is brisk - howling might be a better word for it.

Lots of fun seeing old friends and new ones too. Chief's captains meeting speech is always entertaining and informative. Big thanks to the race manager Paula Martel and all of the volunteers.

Pre race dinner at Marcos Pizzeria with Paddling partner SandyBottom and her son SOS was outstanding. Will definitely eat there again.

Friday, March 4, 2016

It's all happening part 7

It like herding cats getting team kruger together for a team photo - I'll step up my efforts tomorrow before the start- at least they will be all in the same area!

stay salty

it's all happening part 6

Safety meeting in progress... You can hear the chatter and beating hearts; the realization it's all happening...  "priceless"