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Kayaking for a Worthy Cause

Started May 21, 2009

Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Charron Jul 20, 2009.

 

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Broken Group Islands - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Just got back from Tofino after some great kayaking and whale watching in this area.See the latest post on my blog for details, pictures and clips.See More
Aug 24, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Jessica Maya's discussion New Waterproof Cameras
"Me again :-) Just came across the following review of 7 water-proof cameras that might be of interest to a lot of members. See Imaging Resources Thanks to Hans Heupink for the information."
Aug 9, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Jessica Maya's discussion New Waterproof Cameras
"If you want to see kayaking pictures taken with an Olympus 1030SW, see my blog for numerous recent pictures, many of which taken in the spectacular Georgian Bay area"
Jul 21, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Marc Charron's discussion Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
"Blog updated with details and lots of pictures of our expedition on Georgian Bay last week. See my blog for details."
Jul 20, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Marc Charron's discussion Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
"Etches is roughly SW of Jaws & Crab islands. It's the outermost island in that general area. The UTM coordinates (1000m Zone 17, NAD 27) are 702907. On my PEI map from Chrismar, North East Hawk is that largest of the Hawk islands and the…"
Jul 16, 2009
Northwaters replied to Marc Charron's discussion Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
"Marc, glad to hear you had such a successful trip. Have not yet done my annual GB trek, and may not this year (off to The Galapagos instead.) Where is Etches? Just to orient my other question, when you say North East Hawk, I believe that is ne of…"
Jul 16, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Marc Charron's discussion Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
"Just got back tonight from another great trip to Georgian Bay. This time, we spent 3-days & 3-nights, came back a early due to rain & storms forecasted on the last day. This time, we camped on Etches, North East Hawk and West Fox islands.…"
Jul 15, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Roxanne's discussion New Kayak Buyer
"Brand is only one factor in buying a kayak, there are many others you need to consider, including trying it out before buying, to make sure you feel comfortable in it. If you don't know where to start, try this Kayak Wizard to narrow down your…"
Jul 2, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Willow Star's discussion Paddle Gloves
"Have you looked at these? REI Paddling Gloves"
Jun 24, 2009
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My Kayak Current Designs Whistler

"Hi Ed, Great looking kayak! I'm curious, did you realize the straps on your front hatch were loose when you the picture was taken? It's a good think you didn't roll your kayak, I imagine the front compartment would have filled-up…"
Jun 10, 2009
Marc Charron replied to Marc Charron's discussion Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
"You're absolutely right, I probably over-plan my trips sometimes...for a number of reasons: I enjoy planning for a trip, it's part of the adventure; I'd rather see the best spots instead of missing them; I'm somewhat of a planner…"
May 27, 2009
Marc Charron replied to MWats's discussion 9 Days paddling in the Georgian Bay/French River...
"Not sure if you're intent is to paddle in the French River area of Georgian Bay or if you're open to suggestions elsewhere in the Bay. I've done one trip to the Philip Edwards Island area and another to the Mink & McCoy Islands.…"
May 27, 2009
Northwaters replied to Marc Charron's discussion Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
"Sorry, when I said Potage Island in my reply, I meant Green Island."
May 25, 2009
Northwaters replied to Marc Charron's discussion Philip Edward Island - Georgian Bay (Near Killarney)
"It sounds like you may over-plan your trips. We just get in the kayak and go... and we always end up somewhere beautiful. Over several trips we have camped on the Hawk and the Fox islands (as well as at Big Rock Portage and several other places on…"
May 25, 2009
Marc Charron posted a discussion

Kayaking for a Worthy Cause

Here's an inspiring adventure that just got underway today: a 19 year-old paddling 440 miles solo over 3 weeks without any support in an attempt to raise $7500 for cancer research.Here is what his trip looks like on mapTo see the web page describing his challenge, see…See More
May 21, 2009
Marc Charron commented on Geoff Jennings's blog post Video of World record 186 ft waterfall drop. Amazing.
"Must have Crazy-Glued his sprayskirt to the kayak! If the paddle was the only thing broken by the fall, he can't complain how this stunt turned out for him. Good video coverage!"
May 14, 2009

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What kind of Paddling are you into?
Sea Kayaking
What boats do you own? (kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.)
Boréal Design Nanook
Favorite place to paddle?
Georgian Bay
Most memorable paddle?
Georgian Bay
How long have you been paddling?
6-10 years

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