Lookin’ For Tom Sawyer
Capt’n Nat’s
The Ten Thousand Island Adventure
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On July 1st, 2014 the journey began in DeBary, Florida, and it was gonna be somethin’ to remember! The challenge laid before me, but I was up to it physically, and I thought the Huck could handle it too.  I had done a lot of work on him to beef him up, and he was lookin’ pretty good, to the novice eye.  The Taggin’ Along was loaded with a kayak, a bicycle, generator, my wood workin’ vice, and a tripod of bamboo to hold my solar shower.  There was bound to be some sweatin’.  It was July in Florida. The first day out was uneventful for the most part, anchorin’ in Astor for the night, and readin’ myself for the Lake George crossin’.
As the crew (Rebeca and Thomas) and I made our way downstream towards the mouth of the St. Johns River all was fine and dandy.  The 750 +/- mile journey was underway and there was no turnin’ back.  I was to meet with the film crew in Daytona Beach on the 21st, so I had plenty of time, and that’s a good thing, as it turned out.  Once on the move, I seemed to feel as though I had to keep movin’, so I didn’t explore the land as much as I had planned, but rather enjoyed the river in its glory and loved it. Lake George was to be my nemesis again.  I had crossed that lake a couple of times in the past, and I really wasn’t lookin’ forward to the crossin’ this time around.  Previously I had skirted the rim around to the other side, but this time I was headin straight across.
Thomas (L) and Rebeca (R) were brother and sister that I adopted from a dumpster behind a restaurant in Deland.  They were just babies and best friends.
The first of several videos I’d make of the voyage the mornin’ I cast off the bow lines and make for the 10,000 Islands.