All posts in category Greenland Kayak

Greenland Kayak Training Camp 2012


It was my second year being lucky enough to get in on the Qajaq USA event (Qajaq is pronounced kayak for non Greenlanders). Visit the Qajaq TC site  for more info and more photos of the event. The Training Camp long weekend is restricted by total number due to the limited facilities at Camp Lookout , […]

Cumberland Island Sea Kayak Adventure


I was invited in December to join a Sea Kayak trip to Cumberland Island Georgia and then on to Tybee Island Georgia.  But I did not respond to the invite until January when I was able to roll my P & H Capella reliably in January pool sessions.  Paddling out on the Atlantic and in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kayak Rescue Greenland Style


Getting caught up on some of the videos I recorded at Qajaq Training Camp.  Greenland kayaks can be difficult to get back into with a wet exit due to the tight fit, so the best way to recover from a roll is to have a your paddling partner do a rescue assist.  The video shows […]

Greenland Kayak Training Camp Weekend – Qajaq USA


Over a long 4 day weekend I had a very different and very enjoyable experience at the Qajaq (pronounced kayak) Training Camp.  It is called training camp because it is a training and learning event, with lots of mentoring, and I’m just guessing the camp part because it is held at a private camp – […]

This Week is QAJAQ Training Camp


Busy this week getting ready for my first QAJAQ training camp event.  This is specifically for Greenland Kayaks and traditional paddles.  Taking my Greenland Kayak now ready for paddling after some adjustments were made to sitting position and added some deck lines.  For more information about the yearly event which is limited to just 30 […]

Zukey Lake Tavern Run – Again


Nine sea kayakers made the 14 mile trip from Portage Lake to Zukey Lake just to paddle for beer.  Two people had a Hell of A Ride the day before, riding 100 miles on their road bikes.  We had a good paddle, river down from last time, not much power boat traffic on the way […]

Greenland Build 2011 Launch Party – Start Kayaking The Huron


Well the Greenland Kayak build is officially over for 2011, now is the time to get the kayaks into the water and start kayaking. We took a paddle from Portage Lake to Zukey Lake Tavern and back on the Huron River chain. What made this more difficult is the water was just at flood stage […]

Greenland Boat Hits The Water


We had three Greenland boats on Little Portage, two were virgins, first time in the water to Start Kayaking. The later level was higher than I have ever experienced it.  We had to walk in water to get to the dock.  Getting in the Greenland boat was a little tricky, but with a dock it […]