Baggy Spandex

my name is eby and i live in nyc. i am a thinker and a doer.
If we cannot be happy and powerful and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves Elbert Hubbard (via krstycrlss)

Left feeling confused and guilty and empowered and junk…

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Change your mind about something significant every day."

Woah, Malcolm Gladwell!

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Change your mind about something significant every day."

Woah, Malcolm Gladwell!

It was such a nice day at Cherokee Sinkhole. 

It was such a nice day at Cherokee Sinkhole. 

With the sun shining bright, the water at Cherokee Sink was pretty clear…as demonstrated by Clare swimming under me, while I sat in a tree.

I need to get a strap for my F100. I was so nervous that I was going to drop it in the water while climbing a tree over the water with it in one hand. 

I need to get a strap for my F100. I was so nervous that I was going to drop it in the water while climbing a tree over the water with it in one hand. 

Clare is so rad.

Clare is so rad.

There were a few logs floating around in Cherokee Sink to use for support.

Wakulla Springs tried spreading stories about the water at Cherokee Sink being contaminated as propaganda to scare people out of swimming there.

While Wakulla Springs cleaned up all the broken glass (created by rednecks throwing their empty beer bottles out their trucks) and trash, things became less fun at Cherokee. But years back, when it was discovered that there needed to be bathroom facilities if people where to swim, Wakulla Spings didn’t want to spend the money, so they pulled out of Cherokee and posted signs telling people not to swim. That, obviously, didn’t work.

I brought an underwater camera with me (which was expired).

Back in high school, there used to be a perfect rope swing from a tree, in just the right spot, that would swing you way out into the middle of the sinkhole. But then Wakulla Springs acquired Cherokee and cut down the rope…but people kept putting new ones up until they just cut down the tree entirely. We found this small, random rope swing in one of the trees and decided to give it a go.

Cherokee Sink Hole is a pretty large, beautiful sink hole tucked away in the woods in Wakulla, Florida. I used to go there a lot as a teenager but haven’t been in many years. Clare and I took an impromtu trip there after stopping by the flea market on my trip there a few weeks ago. It was her first time.

The beaches on the Gulf of Mexico are so beautiful. They are definitely the best beaches in Florida, something that the beaches on the Atlantic have nothing on. St. George Island, Summer 2014. 

It turns out the sea turtle we saw was caught in this fisherman’s line. It’s flipper had the line wrapped around it, so Gabby helped him get it free.

We saw this sea turtle pop up near us in the water.