Heath 2009

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Heath Harwood

  • Nickname:

    Creak, H-bomb
  • Team Position:

    Team Nutritionist
  • Conch Republic Navy Rank:

    Able Seaman
  • Years Paddled:

    2009-2010 (one, two, skip a few)
  • Age:

    33
  • Family:

    Engaged.
  • Where he's from:

    Orginally from Jackson, MS. Resident of Bay St. Louis, MS on the Gulf Coast.
  • Education:

    I studied Geology at the University of Southern Mississippi were I received a BS and a Master's Degree. My graduate study concentrated in Coastal Studies, more specifically, near shore dynamics and bar morphology of micro-tidal beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
  • Work:

    I work for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a physical scientist.
  • Influences:

    Ernest Hemingway, Scott B. Williams
  • Fun Facts:

    First Rookie and First Castaway to get a CAC tatoo.
  • Essential CAC Gear:

    His Boat - Orange Smoothie: Loaner from FBO
  • Additional CAC Gear:

    Gloves, Deck Bag, 50 Eggs
  • How did you get involved with the CAC?:

    My former colleague, Jeff Croucher (a.k.a. Heffe the Plethora of Pinatas, a.k.a. the Gringo of Santa Poco) formerly of Fugro, where I used to work, introduced me to CAC. I was amazed from the beginning. We casually talked shortly before my departure from FP about kayaking sometime. I managed to drop a hint about how great an opportunity it would be to kayak with CAC. Jeff stuck that hint in his memory banks, with his schedule and extracurricular activities (what with earning an honorary BA Degree in Filmmaking and Cinematography) aside, he called me up after the 2008 tour and asked if I wanted to come along next year. There was no way I was gonna say no! In addition, the cause being personal to me as well.
  • In his own words:

    "This is one of the hardest things I've ever done.. I feel like I can do anything now."

Heath at Cape Florida 2009