There have been several occasions that I wanted a club business card to give out to someone interested in what we do, so here they are. Jen has agreed to display them on her counter at Aqua Adventures, and that is a great place for anyone in the club to stop by and pick some up. Take as many as you can use, and let’s get the word out about our paddles and this great sport. And while you’re in Aqua Adventures, check out the new items Jen has, and take home something…like a new kayak!
Russ Parker with the floor ribs of the Umiak in place
Ran across this post and thought I would share it here: http://www.canoemuseum.ca/blog/2015/3/20/construction-begins-on-a-umiak
Saw this in my news feed and had to share it with the club…
Did you know it’s possible to navigate your way to every single NFL stadium in the US by kayak?
It’s true. A couple of days ago Reddit user, /Bhockzer posted the routes to every single one. And while he did have to be “navigationally creative” for a couple, it’s possible to paddle to your next big game even if it’s via a storm creek.
It was a balmy 33 degrees and five brave souls paddled up the coast to Black’s Beach.
A long-exposure shot reveals a kayaker’s movement through space. STEPHEN ORLANDO
Canadian photographer Stephen Orlando has a far simpler approach: He visualizes the action using a strip of LED lights. Orlando’s long exposure photographs reveal the invisible patterns in activities like kayaking and canoeing. They won’t upend our understanding of these activities, but they certainly invite us to look at them in new ways.
I am coaching a swimmer who is swimming Catalina Channel in 5th June, I am looking for two experienced sea kayakers to accompany him. We had one but she unfortunately had to drop out.
Please could you contact me urgently with any details of anyone who would be interested from your club and I will pass them on the Chris to contact. He lives in Seattle. His name is Chris Lugo.
Thanks for your help!
Google recently put its Street View cameras on a raft and, with the help of American Rivers, took it down the Colorado River. Today, it made the images from this expedition available in Google Maps. While looking at the images doesn’t quite match the thrill of a real whitewater rafting trip, the imagery definitely does the river justice.
The tradition of starting the year off with a coastal paddle continues.
January 1, 2014
La Jolla Shores Boat Ramp
8:30 am rally; launch about 9:00
Join us for a leisurely paddle up the coast with no particular destination.
Paddlers are responsible for their own safety.