Recent Access Points

Pacific Ocean Kayak Fishing

Travel Log:  Location: Pacific Grove Marine Garden Park, California Access Point: 36°38’07.9″N 121°55’39.1″W Length: 2-3 hours With a move from lower Alabama to Northern California, our adventures have changed drastically. The smooth, shallow, and warm waters of the Gulf and the Florida Panhandle have been traded for the cold,…

Hot Springs, Arkansas is One Cool Place

Travel Log:  Location:  Hot Springs, Arkansas Access Point:  34.4923004,-93.0571505 We recently made a journey to Hot Springs, Arkansas, located an hour southwest of Little Rock, for a family vacation and for our son to compete at the ATA World’s Championship.  The championship took place in Little Rock.  We…

A Relaxing Paddle Down Econfina Creek

Travel Log:  Location:  Econfina Creek, FL Access Point:   30.438934,-85.5453016 Length:  7 miles, 3 – 4 hours What is it about crystal clear cold spring water in the heat of summer that heals the soul? I am not sure. However, Econfina Creek, FL is one of those places. One…

Step Back in Time at Hovenweep National Monument

Travel Log:  Location:  Hovenweep National Monument Access Point: 37.3573981,-108.8597312 Length:  1 – 3 hours Our family has always been fascinated with Native American history.  On one of our trips to Cortez, Colorado, we took the opportunity to visit Hovenweep National Monument.  The masonry structures that have stood the test…

Kayaking St. Andrews State Park

Travel Log:  Location: St. Andrews State Park, Florida Access Point: 30.132863, -85.731338 Length: All Day Kayaking St. Andrews State Park, Florida, is amazing! With its crystal clear water and beautiful beaches, this gem is a must for anyone seeking a great kayak adventure. Our plan for the day…

Fort Davis National Historic Park

Travel Log: Location: Fort Davis National Historic Park, Fort Davis, Texas Access Point: 30.597932,-103.892014 Length: Plan about 2 hours One of our favorite historic sites to visit in Texas is Fort Davis. We have lived in El Paso, TX two different times in the past and this is a…

Being Dad – Fort Walton Beach, FL

Travel Log: Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel, Fort Walton Beach, FL Access Point: 30.395542, -86.614990 This weekend found us traveling to the Wyndham Garden Hotel and Conference Center at Fort Walton Beach, FL. I was the guest lecturer at an Army Strong Bond retreat for seventeen amazing Army families…

Chaires Creek Bald Point State Park

Chaires Creek at Bald Point State Park, FL

Travel Log: Location: Chaires Creek at Bald Point State Park, Florida Access Point: 29°55’29.1″N 84°21’44.9″W Length: 5 miles, roundtrip Chaires Creek to Ochlockonee Bay was an amazing day on the water! We spent six hours paddling and exploring this beautiful creek and marsh that empties into the bay. Although…

Kayaking Gear

We get a lot of questions about the kayaking gear we use. We get stopped all the time at gas stations or at the boat ramps where the conversation is about our kayaking gear. We’ve been kayaking for about 4 years and are on our second set of…