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I’ve never been much of a watch person. Although I did own a cheaper Rolex for a time, I ultimately traded it for a rifle and a shotgun during my competitive shooting days. Now that we’re here on a boat, knowing the time seems to have even less meaning. We get up when it’s light and go to bed when we’re tired. We’re not taking noonsights with our sextant so knowing the time down to the second isn’t crucial for us. When we’re traveling, either underway on our boat or hiking through the bush, we do like to know how much daylight we have remaining. In those situations a watch is handy. Truth be told though, the most utilized feature on our Timex Ironman is the stopwatch, not that we’re competitive or anything. 🙂

With all that said, I was really tempted, and still am, to invest in a new fancy schmancy Garmin Fenixwatch, one that can accurately track our hikes and later plot maps of our routes for us. I have spent the better part of the last week working on our hiking eBook and I’ve begun to think that having that kind of data would add to the value of future works, or revisions of this one. What’s stopping me? The $$$ of course, it’s always the money. I’ve become much more resistant to parting with cash since I’ve stopped being gainfully employed but that is a subject for another day.

Our new eBook on hiking to waterfalls, lakes and rivers is nearing completion.

Speaking of waterfalls, during my research I came across a bit of footage that I had yet to edit and upload. I have since remedied that. If you’d like a minute and half break from the stresses of your day, give this video clip a view.


  1. Very nice waterfall interlude to the day.
    I have not worn a watch for 5 years but I sort of rely on my BB to keep me appraised of calendar and when I am supposed to be where.
    Does your handheld GPS have enough features that it could almost substitute for the watch?

  2. Loved the waterfall break for the day. Looks just like here in Oklahoma…… NOT!!!!

  3. Where was the babe in the bikini? That was what I needed to make me feel like it was nice and warm. BTW was that shot on a GoPro?

  4. Always remember that part at the beginning of Easy Rider where Wyatt (Captain America) takes his watch off, looks at it and then discards it. Then they head out on the highway, looking for adventure. Love that detachment from the shackles of time.

  5. My watch will be one of the final symbols for “freedom”…..I am giving it to my kids the day I leave the dock!

  6. Today’s modern world is seeing the end of the wach due to the cell phone. I wear mine more as jewelry some times. I like the strong look of the metal bands, but I hate how it pulls my arm hair. I like the sophisticated look of a gold watch with a leather band, but leather gets stinky pretty fast in the Southern humidity.
    And honestly, I’ll be glad to get to the point where I don’t care what time the watch says.
    But until then, I’m slave to the clock, building the cruising kitty.
    I owe, I owe, It’s off to work I go!

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