Winter Kayaking On The Huron


A friend and myself spent 7 hours on the Huron this last weekend in sea kayaks. We paddled 5 miles against the river current and 10 miles with the current. The section of the river was from Kent Lake Dam to Placeway Picnic Area in the Island Lake State Park. Saturday’s weather was windy and […]

Kayak Rolling and Pool Play


We had another fun Sunday session in the pool practicing rolls, sculling braces, paddle strokes and general kayak play in the pool while it’s cold outside. Yea, we look funny with nose plugs. The pool is open for practice and for kayak lessons from a certified instructor there is a fee and you must reserve […]

Ice Fishing – Greenland Kayak Building Time


I have not posted anything in a while since the weather in Southeast Michigan has been toggling between winter and late fall or early spring weather – 40 something with rain on and off.  So winter kayaking events have been hard to plan or attend. I also have been busy catching up on maintenance work […]

Winter Kayaking On The Huron River


The Huron River flow rate was up (around 1390 CFS) on December 18th and a good time to do some winter kayaking.  Paddling in the winter is not as easy as the warm weather kayaking but one can see sights along the river not observed normally. First there is safety to be concerned with.  Never […]

Hard Water For Kayaking


Well it finally happened the water got hard at my shore and kayaking the lake may be done on the chain of lakes for this year and for the first quarter of next year. The lake looks open since the ice is smooth and clear (perfect for ice skating if it was a little thicker) […]

Kayaking Addiction


There are signs of kayaking addiction in people you know if you look for them.  One sign is if there are more kayaks in the garage than cars, if every wall in the garage has kayak stuff one them.  One other sign is that the person is not content to just paddling a kayak but […]

After Thanksgiving Day Paddle


Many people have Friday off after thanksgiving so the Great Lakes Paddlers had a paddle from Proud Lake to Milford with a meal at the end.  I considered going since it’s a great group of people and it is a scenic part of the Huron River.  I chose instead for a solo paddle and a […]

Only Kayak


Being the only kayak.  It’s November and it’s amazing how many people think kayaking is done for the year. I have been able to get out on the weekends and have some nice peaceful paddling. Sure it’s not 70F degrees and the water temp is cold which needs to be respected, but even paddling alone, […]

Sea Kayaking – Pool Kayak Rolling Practice


Well it is that time of year where the water is getting colder and not real fun to practice kayak rolls in.  In fact the temperature in the morning was 28 degrees F, my kayak was on my truck the night before, it rained then got cold.  I had to rip off my cockpit cover […]

Fall Kayaking – Huron River


Last weekend was supposed to be a big paddle weekend, with 3 paddles that I wanted to do, one of them I was leading up the Huron River.  Well Saturday had winds forecasted to gust to 45 MPH, don’t know how strong the gusts actually were, but I had to cancel my paddle with the […]