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In the summer of 2012 I completed my second solo Inside Passage kayaking trip. I have put together a web site with photos and information about the trip. If you are interested in kayaking along the northwest Pacific Coast between Washington and Alaska check out the site at: Sea Kayaking the Inside Passage
One week since my Purchase of a CD Gulfstream...WOW!
In one week I have paddled it 5 times and I am in love. Sorry Capella, but you do look good on the wall...lol.
Very wise words :) never drop your guard when there is water involved :)
What can I say, it looks as though I am a newbie amongst many others. I am surrounded by water (2 bays, 3 rivers, the gulf of mexico, and other water ways). I absolutely have fallen in love with paddling my Capella. Most in the area are into sit on fishing yaks (which are great too). So I spend most of my time being as safe as possible while developing my paddling skills. I have found a really nice spot that is a safe place to practice various skills that is still near where many people are always fishing out of their yaks. Actually a few seem to find it quite entertaining watching me dump myself out while working on a new skill ( like high bracing and such). I will watch vids, pick a skill then go out and work on it. I know classes would shorten my learning curve but I am hard-headed sometimes and i enjoy the satisfaction this is bringing to me.
I even have a spare kayak if anyone is local and would like to go paddling. One of the local fishermen likes to paddle up in his mirage pro angler and hang out while I play and learn things. He gets a good kick out of what I am doing (its quite funny).
I do have to say this... I have been on the water my whole life, I have seen many tragic things happen as well as having been swept out as a kid by strong currents myself. Respect the water! I am rambling on about my crazy methods but please be safe while learning, wear a pfd and at least keep a whistle handy. Stay close to others, and if you dont know how, please take swimming lessons. This is a passion, and be passionate about it!
Greetings from glacier carved and pleasantly warm Central Maine.
I did a little paddling several year ago and just got rebit by the bug this week. My new Ukrainian wife and I were at a local beach and I noticed the canoes and kayaks for rent so we went out for an hour and came back hooked. In fact we did it again the next day and had even more fun. I watched a few techniques vids the night before and improved my paddling and showed her what I learned and we spent a beautiful hour paddling around Green Lake without feeling tired or getting sore at all. She picked it up right away having never been in a kayak of any kind before and now she keeps asking when we can go again for a little longer trip.
Now we're looking seriously at buying a couple small touring/rec boats for some short camping trips. Sat. we will have a test paddle at a nearby lake in some Neckys. A 13 a 16 and a 17. The guy we spoke with at The Ski Rack in Bangor was very helpful and started working on fitting a couple boats into a limited budget with a possible deal on some demo boats after the season is over. No probs as we live in Ukraine most of the year so we won't need them until next Summer anyway and I said we'd keep an eye on CL, etc as well.
Glad I found this board and look forward to posting some TRs along the and learning all I can from those who have gone before and made the mistakes already.
Hello from the Gulf Coast!!!
Hi to everyone, from over here in HOT.....South Carolina. Looking at bout 105 today! Summa in the South gotta luv it.
Just getting into the Kayak sport, have been paddling many years though in creek boats and canoes and love being on or near the water.
Gonna take a serious look into sea Kayaking and I look forward to learning from this site.♥
I'm always up for going out for day trips, anywhere from cape cod/north. Just message me.
Get your kayaks ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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