Monthly Archives: March 2012

Whale and Riverslayer have Finished the 2012 Ultimate Florida Challenge!

Today, on the 30th of March 2012, just after 12:30 PM, Whale and Riverslayer finished the Ultimate Florida Challenge, and brought the event to a close.  Over 27 days paddling against the elements, the distance, the fatigue, and, of course, … Continue reading

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The MosquitoMagnet has Landed!

At 3:25 PM on the 29th of March, 2012, MosquitoMagnet landed on the sand just east of the Ft. Desoto boat ramp, thus completing his 26 day, 1200 miles Ultimate Florida Challenge.  And what a Challenge it was… the toughest … Continue reading

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Dawn Patrol… 29 March 2012

As the sun begins to hint that it will rise again, we find MosquitoMagnet leaving the beach at Ward Island, on the south side of the Dunedin Causeway.  A great place to take a respite from the rigors of his … Continue reading

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Nocte De Culex Magnes…

As of 6:00, MosquitoMagnet was just south of New Port Richey making 3.98 knots towards Ft. Desoto, and a beach that he can stand on knowing that he doesn’t have to get back in his kayak… he’s completed his quest, … Continue reading

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The Responsibility of Independence…

“There aren’t too many small boat voyagers left, and we are they.  Those of us with experience sailing, paddling, and rowing light expeditionary craft on adventuresome treks have a bit of a duty to set good, seamanlike examples to those who … Continue reading

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Day of the Mosquito(Magnet)?

As of 5:30 this morning, MosquitoMagnet is either on, or just off the shore at Hernando Beach.  Paddling through the night, in variable winds and seas shows the skill and determination of one currently well-traveled paddler.   And after 1000 miles … Continue reading

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…And Three Remain (UPDATED)

The 2012 Ultimate Florida Challenge will long be remembered as an event far greater than the sum of its parts…. it is, and will be, an epic in the annals of WaterTribe AND expedition events.  And right now, 24 days … Continue reading

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