Tampa Bay – Fort DeSoto

Kayak Cutie and I decided to take a little mini-vacation this weekend.  We found a good rate at the Crowne Plaza – Westshore near Tampa Int’l Airport. Arriving mid-afternoon on Saturday, we hit the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, had a stellar dinner at Doormet (Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese!), and retired early. […]

Wekiwa or Wekiva?

So, which is it?  This has confused me for a while now. I stumbled onto this YouTube video, and at around 2:10 into the video he explains very succinctly: “Wekiwa” and “Wekiva” are both Indian words. “Wekiwa” means “Water flowing from the ground, or a spring” “Wekiva” means “Water flowing […]

Family on the Wekiva

I had some company today while paddling the Wekiva.  Family trips are definitely different than 1 or 2-person trips, but they’re fun in their own way.  Seeing my preschool daughter zen-out on the water is pretty amazing. We launched from Wekiwa Springs again, rented a 3-person sit-on-top ‘yak for the […]