Travel Theme: Strong

By Vladimir Brezina

You don’t need a lot of strength to travel long distances by kayak. You just need a lot of endurance.

But you do need need to be strong at a few critical moments.

Such as when taking apart your stuck two-piece paddle after the trip—

Strength needed

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Strong.

30 responses to “Travel Theme: Strong

  1. :-) Absolutely! Well chosen

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  2. Looks like they are having a tug of war :)

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  3. This same technique works to take apart delicate fly fishing rods if one has forgotten to grease them by rubbing the ferrules alongside the nose when assembling. Kayak paddle ferrules might require the skin oils of several noses to properly lubricate, or maybe eating a bag of potato chips beforehand.

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  4. Haha, Such a unique depiction of the challenge, Gotta love it ! ^.^

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  5. Ah! – I did wonder if they were fighting over the paddle – knowing without one it was a long walk home.

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  6. Very well-chosen for the challenge! I hope they both didn’ t end up on the ground with a piece of the paddle in hands when it finally came apart :)

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  7. Johna, are you free? Alex has a two-piece paddle that became a one-piece a long time ago!

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    • Johna Till Johnson

      Well, we’d probably have to call in my partner, Cynthia ;-). Seriously, two suggestions: 1. Run warm water over it (a LOT of warm water). Stick it in the shower and let ‘er rip…. 2. Try the “hold the paddle behind your knees and pull it apart with your hands” trick. I haven’t the faintest idea why that trick works, but it almost always does.

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      • Yes, the idea is that yer legs are lots stronger than yer arms (true). But this #%^&*+@! paddle is more stubborn — or stuck — than most. Heat may do the trick! See you soon, J&A

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  8. Duel in the shade!
    All these complexities, even around a paddle. Who knew!

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