Monday, January 12, 2009

Kayaking along the Texas coast

If you're not from Texas, you may not have an idea how big the state actually is. It's huge. And the Texas coastline is extensive. It reaches from Louisiana all the way down to Mexico, and there are long stretches that are wild, uninhabited, and uncharted.

So, a reporter from the Express-News decided to charter it.

In a kayak.

Colin McDonald is from the Pacific Northwest, and he's fairly new to Texas. His assignment is to paddle from the Louisiana border down to where the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico, and he's going to blog about it along the way. The Uncharted Coast is just up and running, and McDonald is already off to a great start documenting the sections of the coastline ravaged by Hurricane Ike. He's already visited Pleasure Island, Sabine Pass, and the McFadden Wildlife Refuge, and he's had to contend with a blustery cold front.

I like what McDonald and the Express-News are doing, and I plan on following his journey every blog post of the way. I wish him well, I hope he stays safe, and I look forward to his reports.

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