to "dandj1958" - I will look up "antimonkeybutt". In the past we have used something called Sportslick that is anti chafing, antibiotic, anti everything.
to "Sunday" - the lip balm idea is a great emergency back up. Your wife (must be a martyr to put up with your harrassment
) had a great idea about the sock cover for the troublesome buckle. I will keep that in mind as we go. We will also pay attention to any "hot spots" that might come up, like your wrist. About the bike shorts...
to "Tom Kirkman" - again, I thank you for making us aware of the couple who did the Mississippi River a few years ago in Hobie Mirage kayaks. They have been a phenomenal resource. They felt bike shorts were the best (or some type of lycra short).
To those who have mentioned using a sail: They really enjoyed theirs, but said of all the days that had wind, only 5% were days that it was in a direction they could use. As we are in no race, we will be happy to just pedal along, and paddle when needed.
Please, continue to post any ideas or thoughts that come up about our adventure. Each of you has been very helpful. Thank you!