Check out SandyBottom's Annual Vacation to Hell, a fifty mile kayak paddle from Cedar Island up the Neuse River and then down the Harlow Canal to Beaufort. Dawn describes it as "hot, humid, buggy and long."
She and her kayaking friends left Cedar Island this morning, there is her SPOT track. If you want to follow along you can see the track here.
Dances with SandyBottom, aka Dawn's husband Paul, asked me a few weeks ago if I might be interested in sailing with him this weekend along a similar path, or possibly down the Core Sound side, to meet up with the kayaks in Beaufort. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately!) my schedule didn't have room for a weekend trip. It would have been fun, but it would also have been hot, humid and buggy (but sometimes it is dealing with all the challenges that makes it fun). Thanks for the invite Paul, maybe we can all go to hell together next year.