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Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium 2012 – Grand Marais Mi


I attended the 28th annual GLSKS held in the Upper Peninsular of Michigan in the small quaint picturesque town of Grand Marias on the shores of Lake Superior. This was my second time at the symposium and I enjoyed it as much if not more than last year.  I camped in the municipal campground just […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Huron River Fall Paddling – Start Kayaking


Fall can be a great time to paddle, few power boats, can be warm, and the trees can be in full fall color.  Can also be a time to start kayaking if you have been putting it off all summer. Such was the case for a Huron River Paddle from Little Portage Lake to the […]