Hi! Welcome to my blog!

You can read my blog by Chronological Order or by Specific Category like the Florida Paddling Trail or Our Expat Life in Nicaragua.

The winter of 2018, John and I began sea kayaking the 1515 mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling from the Alabama border to the Georgia state line. We decided to do it in chunks over the next few years. That adventure was the impetus to start this blog.

We are also retired United States citizens, aka Expats, currently living in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Sharing our love of the Nicaraguan people, the culture, and the beautiful geography, is another reason for this blog.

And when we are in the States, we are running rivers, hiking and living out of our pop-top camper. Something must be done with those stories too!

Wherever we are, we are adventurers, healthy and alive.


Paddling along the BC coast near Bella Bella

I'd been chronicling our adventures via my personal Facebook profile over the past several years but decided to post it in a more readable format as we began our Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddle Trail trip. Thus this blog.

Miss Pink and Baby Blue are our beloved Romany Classic Sea Kayaks, which we spend a lot of time in while exploring this gorgeous blue planet.

But they are not our only mode of transportation and exploration. We also have two canoes. A Raft named Twister Oval. Three inflatable kayaks. Two Feathercraft kayaks (one single and a double) which are folding sea kayaks we've flown with to Baja Mexico several times and once to the Bahamas. Another single, hard-shelled touring sea kayak and two whitewater kayaks, although it's unlikely we'll be getting back into our whitewater kayaks any time soon. Oh, and two paddle boards. And until recently when we downsized, we had a gorgeous, beloved Whitewater Wooden Dory named Rio Blanco, and an infrequently-used double Necky sea kayak.

Did I mention we like boats? (And that we don't even have a home in the States anymore?)


Our home on wheels

And while not a boat, but definitely a major mode of transportation for us while in the States and Canada and Mexico, is our home on wheels; a six cylinder Toyota truck with pop top camper and a well-used plastic pee bucket.

Casa Susana in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

And then there's our beloved and beautiful home, Casa Susana, in a wild, bird-noisy jungle by a Pacific beach in Nicaragua, which BTW we make available to guests via Airbnb when we're not there.

I love to write. I love to take quick photos with my iPhone.

And I love to think about what you might find interesting to read and see as you travel along with us on our adventures, either to places you may never expect to experience or to places you already have booked on your calendar to visit and just want some boots-on-the-ground details.

You can read my blog by Chronological Order or by Specific Category like the Florida Paddling Trail or Our Expat Life in Nicaragua.


Cheers! ~ Susana