I havent been paddling, but did manage to go on a hunting trip in florida.
Late October and the weather was just perfect no bugs, some windless time, and warm weather, but not really hot
It was black powder season.
I spent about half my time up in a few different trees.
On the second day in the mid morning was able to shoot a hog. A group of 4 or five of them came by. I heard them from a ways away and had to wait until they came into the clearing where I was able to shoot a large female.
The monarch butterflies were on their way south for the winter, and I saw a lot of them on the goldenrod.
We buried the head to see if we could get the skull in a year or two.
The boat ride back on the last day was really spectacular with the sunsetting over the gulf.
A great break from the busy city life.
Truth: you don't want to stop traditions.