Tag Archives: Kayak

Yellow

By Vladimir Brezina

A yellow kayak, for a change…

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A response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Yellow.

So There I Was… In Maine

By Johna Till Johnson

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Every good kayaking story starts with “So there I was,” according to Carl Ladd (of Osprey Sea Kayak fame). In keeping with that adage, here goes:

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Setting off along the Maine coast

So there I was, bobbing up and down on the frigid waves crashing into the rocky coastline of Maine’s Sheepscot Bay.  The swells were substantial—four to six feet, big enough to rip someone from her kayak and deposit her and the boat on separate rocks.

That exact thing had recently happened, in fact, to another paddler.

Fortunately neither she nor her boat sustained damage, but it was a strikingly close call. One moment she was riding the surf, high over our heads, after a larger-than-usual wave broke suddenly. The next moment she was struggling in the water, and we all winced as we heard the hollow sound of her fiberglass boat crunch into the rocky shore.

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Travel Theme: Connections

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Connections.

And to travel by folding kayak, you do have to make a lot of connections…

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… and maintain them in good working order!

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For more, see here.

Travel Theme: Liquid

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Liquid.

Our favorite liquid, liquid:

Not liquid: