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August 21, 2017

Photos courtesy of Nancy Hill copyright 2017

What is it that brings joy into your life? Watching the birth of a child? Visiting exotic places? Volunteering for a non-profit organization? Anyone who knows me knows I love to paddle, so much so that each year I host paddle...

July 16, 2017

I know there are those out there who enjoy kayaking and others who prefer canoeing and they wouldn't consider trying the other form of paddling. Perhaps you fall into one of these camps.

My response to you is that you don't know what you're missing.

I grew up in New Engl...

June 21, 2017

By now, Necky owners, including yours truly, have heard the bad news from Johnson Outdoors, parent company of Necky Kayaks, Old Town Canoes and Kayaks, and Ocean Kayak, announced on June 15, 2017. Johnson Outdoors will no longer manufacture Necky kayaks. Johnson Outdoo...

April 28, 2017

I had a nice conversation with Ashley Massey, public relations officer at OSMB, about HB 2320. She informed me that OSMB will not be pursuing any other legislation down the road regarding non-motorized boating in light of the defeat of HB 2320. Instead, she said OSMB w...

March 1, 2017

Boaters of all types converged in Salem, Oregon, March 1 for a public hearing on two Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) measures introduced in the Oregon Legislature that would impact non-motorized boaters. Many paddlers came to speak out against HB 2320 that would impos...

February 19, 2017

As paddlers, we love it when we encounter wildlife during our trips. Let’s face it, the majority of us probably took up paddling to get out in nature to see wildlife. We may do it from a canoe, a sea or whitewater kayak, or a stand-up paddleboard.

Even if you paddle to...

February 2, 2017

Canoe & Kayak Oregon has received recognition for being one of the top 30 blogs on the Internet. It has always been my intention to make my blog posts information to you the reader. That dedication has paid off.

January 30, 2017

The Oregon State Marine Board is bringing before the Legislature two bills that will impact non-motorized boats. There seems to be some confusion in the wording of the bills, so let me clarify the wording before you read the bills. The bills use the terms non-motorized...

October 15, 2016

I know, Monterey Bay isn't exactly in Oregon. More precisely, it's on California's central coast. But hey, don't we as paddlers want to explore new areas, and while Oregon has some truly remarkable places to paddle, there are other areas within a day's drive of Oregon...

September 1, 2016

After a late start, a fellow paddler and I headed north last Friday to the Olympic Peninsula for three days of paddling on Lake Ozette. The lake sits at almost the tip of the peninsula and is part of Olympic National Park. The timing of our trip couldn't have been bett...

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