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A collection of stories to introduce myself to my Grandchildren.

Learning Curve

   some days...

Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River

   near Savannah, TN

Pickwick Lock & Dam

   my first lock

Tennessee River

   Counce, TN

Oil Change

   sometimes a story finds you

Pickwick Lake

   Iuka, MS

The Caffeinated Indian

   espresso on the river

Tenn-Tom Waterway

   Fulton, MS


   big word, small world

Tenn-Tom Waterway

   Gainesville, AL

Stump Pass Beach State Park

   a good day

Lemon Bay, West Coast Florida ICW

   Manasota Key, FL

Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum

   a different museum

Gasparilla Sound

   Boca Grande, FL

A Town to Make You Smile

   beach, birds and a Grandmother

ICW in Florida

   New Smyrna Beach, FL

The South

Woodrow Wilson and the Red Neck Bar

   change in the South

The Shore

   going home

St. John's Creek, Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay

   Solomons Island, MD


   what is patriotism?

The Teaching of American History

ICW Inlets

   most loopers have a story about inlets

Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey ICW

   Manasquan, NJ

Ess-Kay Yards

   a family business

Erie Canal

   Brewerton, NY

I Need a Beer

   giving people a chance

Trent Severn Waterway

   Cambellford, Ontario, Canada

There's a Snake in my Bed

   two bad days ending on a good note

Georgian Bay

   Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Pointe au Baril

   special people

Pointe au Baril Station and Lighthouse

   Ontario, Canada

The Barrier Islands of Georgia

   why am I doing the Loop?

Cumberland, St. Simons & Daufuskie Islands

   Georgia and South Carolina

Crossing My Wake

   September 22, 2019

Redd Hallow Campground

Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area, Kentucky