All posts in category sea kayak

Change From Fresh to Salt – South Florida


No recent posts as busy changing everything from work to residence.  Not a snow bird but a year round change to a warmer climate which allows more Paddling and biking.  Lost 6 lbs since the change, not due to any diet, in fact beer consumption is up.  Tan lines are also staying.  Just connected with […]

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 […]

Tybee Island GA Kayaking


This is part two of theCumberland and Tybee Island Sea Kayak trip.  This blog is about the Tybee Island experience, the blog is a little late since I was very busy with home and work items after returning from vacation.  It did not help that I was sent to Upstate NY for work for a […]

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 […]

Easter Weekend Paddling The Huron River Chain


The water level now raised by the Portage Lake dam the State Boat Launch is open again.  More power boats are venturing out onto the waterway, but still a very quiet and peaceful time to paddle the chain. Spring time foliage is getting going with trees blooming along the river. I paddled for two hours […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]