Angle to Key West: Nothing (12/30)

Tallahassee, FL – December 30, 2012

I don’t want to move, to pull a boat, to walk anywhere, or touch a paddle. I don’t want to set up camp or break it down, to light an alcohol stove, boil water, or swirl a spoon through oatmeal. I don’t want to squeeze equipment into dry bags, to shove gear into hatches, to slide spare paddles under bungies, or strap down a tarp.

I don’t want to look at a GPS, read a map, or care what mood the wind is in. I don’t want to put on salt-encrusted clothes, to squeeze my head through a spray jacket, or pack a damp sleeping bag. I don’t want to think about water, drink from a jug, or spread sunscreen on my face.

I don’t want to pull wet neoprene covers over hatches, to feel a single grain of sand against my skin, or wind-blown spray in my cheeks. I don’t want to taste salt, to listen to a weather radio, or watch clouds in the distance.

I don’t want to do anything, nothing, not one thing beyond sleep in my bed. It is nice to be home.

13 thoughts on “Angle to Key West: Nothing (12/30)

  1. You sound tired and anyone who has followed your adventure will completely understand, but remember, you promised us (and yourself) you were finishing in Key West. Namaste….

  2. Daniel, its ok to rest; its well deserved! Dont think for one moment we’ll let you stay dormant, theres too much of that up here in Wisconsin right now! When your ready, we’ll be ready to root you on the final leg of this adventure! YOu’re so close! Dont let Wally down, you promised! Key West has some fabulous ice cream, just fyi!

  3. That was a good one. There was a real monotony in reading that post. I could hardly finish. Wally has some competition from you in the grumble arena. Sounds like you are in the right place right now.

  4. Congrats on making it home and thanks for a great read as you traveled home. Keep blogging and keep traveling

  5. I get it! But we all know you will endure! Key West look out! The salsa king is coming!

  6. Congratulations! Have been following your journey since Lake of the Woods — you have much to be proud of, and much more to share.

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