Given advancing age and my inability to get out of the cubicle much anymore, I often wonder if I’ll ever meet as unique an individual as Daniel Alvarez again, the Florida man who kayaked from the Northwest Angle to the Gulf of Mexico and then, because it seemed like a good idea at the time, kayaked back via a different route. Read more →
A guy without a leg walking the Appalachian Trail inspires a guy who paddles a canoe the length of the Mississippi River, who inspires a guy to get in an airplane and fly to Point B. Read more →
With a little time to reflect on his journey, he’s been featured in this just-released TEDx talk at Florida State. Read more →
Though I passed along late last month that Daniel Alvarez had completed his round-trip kayak voyage from Minnesota’s Northwest Angle to Key West and back, his outstanding blog, Predictably Lost, posts 10 days behind actual events. So today, Daniel posted about the end of his journey, at the beginning of it.
As near as we’ve been able to tell, Daniel Alvarez, the onetime corporate lawyer who chucked it all to kayak from Minnesota to Key West, got there in March and decided to kayak back, has made it back to the Northwest Angle.
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Our friend Daniel Alvarez, the man who kayaked from Minnesota to Key West last year, has given us a look at the nation’s biggest rivers that makes us want to turn away. Read more →
Daniel Alvarez writes his blog, Predictably Lost, daily, but the daily diary has a two week lag (security reasons, I think), so we had no idea of his harrowing journey into New York until today, when he posted, perhaps, the most breathtaking blog post you’ll read today.
When I first started following the story of Daniel Alvarez, the Florida man who kayaked from Minnesota’s Northwest Angle to Key West and who is now paddling back by way of the Atlantic Ocean and Hudson River, I was deeply impressed by the kindness of Canada, Minnesota, and Wisconsin individuals who looked after him, if Read more →
Quick update on Daniel Alvarez, the Florida man who spent 9 months kayaking from Minnesota’s Northwest Angle to Key West, got there and decided to kayak back to Minnesota. Today, he announced he’s done with saltwater. He reached New York City. He couldn’t very well paddle back up the Mississippi River (against the current and Read more →
Destination: Minnesota, a commencement address gets popular five years after a speaker dies, the gas game, no ring for the behind-the-scenes people, and depression in pictures.
Just one last post about Daniel Alvarez, the kayaker who successfully completed his goal to kayak from the Northwest Angle, down the Mississippi and on to Key West.
Minnesota to Key West, why do people keep building in flood zones, more money for Minnesota elected officials, the people who dump their trash wherever they want, and how letters from strangers saved a kid’s life.
Whatever became of that guy who was kayaking from the Northwest Angle of Minnesota down the Mississippi and on to Key West?
On his blog, Predictably Lost, today, Daniel Alvarez writes of the wonder of coincidence when he ran into someone he’d met before. Me.
These are the people who do Minnesota proud.