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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 […]

March Madness – Kayaking


Well it is early March and in Southeast Michigan and the lakes are open, the air warm 65 to 70 degrees and tempting for a paddle (Global Warming anyone?).  I took advantage and got my sea kayak into the water.   I upset lots of the waterfowl who thought they had the lake to themselves.  The […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kayak Rescue GLP


The Great Lakes Paddlers group held a kayak rescue and safety clinic on Kent Lake July 7th.  There were 17 people signed up and in addition Rob Taylor and his wife showed up to assist. The weather was great, hot and sunny, the water warm.  Patti Pape led the training and went through wet exits […]

Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium


The second annual (and there will be a third) Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium was held June 17 to 19, 2011.   There was a new visitors center in town for registration. Not many people made it up early Thursday as it is a 3 hour drive from Detroit for those that worked all day.  The […]

Kayak Entry and Exit From Shore


Enter and Exit a Kayak from shore without getting wet. This is useful for cold weather paddling.

Kayak Roll In December


Learning how to roll

Kayak Entry and Exit


Tips on getting into and out of your Kayak from a dock or poolside during winter training. Proper seat position.