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St. Augustine 2016-09-18 9.6 km6 mi 1h:46m


Jacksonville 2016-09-05 13.6 km8.5 mi 2h:55m


Deep into Deep Creek, Hastings FL 2016-08-12 18.7 km11.6 mi 4h:35m 24 photos

The launch - paved to a sandy launch.Littered with the beer cans, loose mono-filament and a cast net. Why cant people manage their trash? Map

Final kayak exploration with my godson Alex. We put in at the ramp at 207 but went upstream until we could not get past a large tree, about 0.8 miles. We had to maneuver around lots of obstacles. We turned around and headed to the creek mouth out at the St Johns. This is a great creek with lots of shady areas, but only one place to exit the boats.

Monkey Search on the Silver River 2016-08-09 19 km11.8 mi 4h:42m 52 photos


Took my godson Alex out on his 3rd kayak trip during his visit. Moved him up to the 14' Tampico - he loved the speed compared to the guest barge he was using. We put in at the usual place at Ray's Wayside and paddled upstream in search of monkeys. The trip up river covered nearly 5.5 miles and we saw hundreds of turtles and a dozen or so alligators.

9 miles on Six Mile 2016-08-04 15.6 km9.7 mi 3h:25m 12 photos


Headed out on Six Mile Creek with my godson Alex today. We put in at Outback Crab Shack and headed out into Palmo Cove where we found the remains of a pirate ship!

We then headed back up the creek and found a fellow who landed in a amphibious ultralight aircraft. He stopped just to fish.

Trout Creek with Alex 2016-08-02 8.2 km5.1 mi 2h:15m 3 photos


Getting my godson in the kayak for the first time! Simple trip on Trout Creek, up to 16A and till we run out of water.

FSKme Trip Dunns Creek to Muphy's Island 2016-07-23 9.9 km6.1 mi 2h:32m 5 photos

Entering the creek first is always the best view Dunn's Creek Launch site at Rt 17, south side Early Morning - Tampico kayak at sunrise #HurricaneKayaks Map

New exploration along the Bartram Trail in Putman county.

Strawberry Moon over Salt Run at St. Augustine FL 2016-06-20 7.2 km4.5 mi 1h:51m 16 photos


Dennis, Gregg & I got out for the full moon. Perfect timing the humidity was low and a pleasant paddle.

Sunday Solo Paddle on Six Mile 2016-06-05 9.4 km5.8 mi 2h:26m 6 photos

Big freakin' spider as I ducked under this downed tree. Map

Trout Creek afternoon paddle St. Augustine 2016-05-30 8.7 km5.4 mi 1h:47m


Memorial Day paddle - put in at Trout Creek boat ramp. headed up creek for some solitude... just a few fisherman, then on return some jet ski's.

Naarden 2016-05-11 2.7 km1.7 mi 0h:20m


Giethoorn, NL Kayak visit 2016-05-08 4.1 km2.5 mi 1h:17m 21 photos


After seeing so much about this story book location, I got the chance to visit during my business trip. Much thanks to my friend Omurden. I arrived in Schipol airport at 5:30 am, and took the 6:58 train to Bussum. a quick shower and nap and I was ready to travel to Geithoorn. About 1.

20 Mile Service - Matanzas Inlet to Washington Oaks Gardens with FSKA 2016-04-24 32.7 km20.3 mi 6h:52m 12 photos


A fast paced trip down the ICW from the inlet to Washington Oaks Gardens with the Florida Sea Kayak Meetup --- FSK-Me. By timing the tides we took advantage of the push to be able to do this nearly 20 miles. Along the way we saw many dolphins and sea turtles.

Silver River: Rays to the Springs with Twin Tampicos 2016-04-17 16.8 km10.4 mi 4h:21m 15 photos

I need to know what this is... Map

Met up with my daughter for a long over due paddle in the second Tampico I picked up so she could paddle in a longer faster boat. Day started out gray with some sprinkles. Current was very strong making for some work to reach the springs. As always we lost count on the number of turtles and birds. Saw about 7 gators. No monkeys at all this trip.

Saint Augustine 2016-04-10 0.7 km0.4 mi 0h:06m


Crystal River Florida - Kayak Baptism 2016-03-20 10.8 km6.7 mi 2h:17m 7 photos

Entrance at 3 Sisters Spring strange beasts searching for a manatee quiet marsh area Map

Met up with a couple of snowbirds from Michigan selling a Hurricane Tampico! Now I have two! Took a quick paddle around Crystal River to the springs and such. One manatee was around, hundreds of people searching for the last of the winter tenants. Personally, too developed and crowded.

March Madness on Snake Creek 2016-03-12 12.6 km7.8 mi 3h:42m 8 photos

We came across a wild croc, did not knwo they came this far north in Forida Map

Met up with Erika for a paddle on the Saint Johns River near Blue Springs. No luck seeing manatees as the river warmed up this week. From French Street we paddled up the St Johns (south) through Snake Creek to Hontoon Dead River, south to Birdhouse Canal and back to the St Johns, north to the landing. We lost count of the alligators, many small from 1 - 3 feet, then a few 6-7 footers.


Winter morning with a frosty start. Met with serious kayakers at the Seminole Canoe and Kayak Club in Ortega, Jacksonville. FL. Temps were starting in the low 40's but probably 50 by the time we hit the water. Paddling at a steady 3+ mph we quickly shed outer. Ran into a high school crew meet. Made it all the way to I295.

Down on Rodman during draw down 2016-02-20 10.9 km6.8 mi 2h:45m 8 photos


Double bladed adventure with my buddy Dennis. Rodman Lake, the man made reservoir is in its periodic drawn down. Seven feet below normal, it shows the massive acreage of tree stumps flooded by the Corp of Engineers. Nearly got stuck in low water over peat bogs.

Six by Six - Six Mile Creek to Trout Creek and back 2016-02-13 10.1 km6.3 mi 2h:10m 11 photos

See him through the brush? He was huge, that is just the center of his body Nudging into Wards Creek Map

February 13, 2016. Put in at Outback Crab Shack. Chilly start but sunny all the way. Had not been on water since January 10th. A little breezy on the open water of Palmo Cove. Took a short trip down Ward's Creek until a downed tree stopped me. Just as well, 20 yards away was another huge gator sunning himself.

Statistics Charts

Rick Jarvis Rick Jarvis
Trips 64
Photos 612
Total distance 743 km462 mi
Max distance 58 km36 mi
Avg distance 12 km7 mi
Total duration 7 days 1h:25m
Max duration 6h:52m
Avg duration 2h:38m

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