Delray Beach, FL – March 26, 2013
I slept on a park dock with the sun baking on me and my hat pulled over my eyes. Families walked by. Kids fished. Joggers ran down a footpath. I didn’t care. I just slept, soaking in the heat of the day.
I woke at four in the afternoon with my face warm to the touch and slowly packed the boat for ten late miles to a small dock off the intercoastal. The area is just as developed, just as crowded with houses and condos as last night, but this time it’s different, this time I have sanctuary because a woman I met in Key West offered me a place to stay if I came north.
I arrived after dark, still tired and worn thin, grateful for a crack in the wall, grateful for someplace safe to close my eyes.
Want to hear more about the trip or some of the other adventures I’ve taken? I’ll be giving two different presentations at the Midwest Mountaineering Expo in the Twin Cities this weekend. On Saturday, April 27th from 11:45-12:45, I will talk about paddling from the Angle to Key West and on Sunday, April 28th from 2:15-3:15, I will talk about taking the leap and doing the adventures you’ve always dreamed of.