Monday, May 2, 2011
Jim had a short paddling day today. Fred Borg, of Panama City, met him at the bridge at the south end of the Choctawhatchee-North Bay canal and invited him to stop by for the day. Got a note from gal from Kayak Experience in Destin that she had seen Jim go by her house on Sunday but wasn't able to catch up to talk to him. It's nice to know that he's being seen along the way. We hope everyone who does follow on the blog will support his effort to raise funds for Save the Children. Talked to our contact there today and let him know we're working hard to try and help their great work. They presently have a crew on the ground in KY helping tornado victims there, as well as in many other places. Jim and I feel very strongly about their work, for one thing since 90% of the funds sent to them go directly into their field work. That means not much is used for administrative costs. We applaud that fact! The day here in the fish camp has been very quiet but busy. A total of 41 notices were sent out to Florida Port Captains of the United States Power Squadrons notifying them of Jim's efforts, as well as the Chambers of Commerce of Taylor, Dixie and Levy Counties, and the towns of Steinhatchee, Horseshoe Beach, Suwannee and Cedar Key. We're trying to get the word out to as many people as possible about this great effort (I mean - paddling a canoe 13,000 miles!!!) and about the work of Save The Children. We hope you will all continue to keep up with us on the blog and keep Jim in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to faithfully paddle. Knobby-kneed cypress trees dabble their ferny lower branches in the tea-colored water, herons stalk wary frogs, tiny fish jump to escape bigger fish, dragon-flies sit on leathery water lily pads and Jim paddles away, hoping for lots of support for Save The Children. May his efforts be blessed! Our thanks to each of you.