Sunday, August 25, 2013

8/25/13 Venture to Alligator Island

8/25/13 Rogelio Hernandez 

Venture to Alligator Island.

When an archer misses the mark he turns and looks for the fault within himself failure to hit the bulls-eye is never the fault of the target, to improve your aim- improve yourself- Gilbert Arland
Waking up this morning at 5 am was not my cup of tea to start off the day. As I laid there a few things ran across my mind. One, what could I possibly do to help the group improve in order to move on to our next challenge? I’ve been observing that we were having a difficult time setting up and being organized with our equipment and gear in the morning.  So I came up with a few good tips to increase movement in the group. Tip one- Finish River bags the night before in order to be ready the next morning. Tip two- sleep any time you can possibly can.  I remember falling asleep in the canoe once we reach Alligator Island. Enjoy the beautiful weather and birds singing over the horizon.
Tip three- don’t forget to chat with your canoe partner. Time flies when you’re having a great conversation with your canoe mate. Tip four- anytime you get the chance make sure you make fun of Jeff. It’s rare for Jeff to leave himself open to a joke or tease. Just make sure you’re ready for his comebacks. Tip five- no singing in the morning because you’ll scare wildlife away. Final tip- have a smile on your face. A smile goes a long way when you’re having a great time paddling. Ohh last thing, just keep paddling.

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