August 27, 2018

I did not sleep well last night, waking up at two in the morning with a sore back and anxiety of the drive home later today and all the clean-up that was to follow. Perhaps the anxiety stemmed from the reality that this was my third trip to the Olympic Peninsula this s...

August 18, 2018

After a decent night’s rest—I never sleep great when camping—I awoke to get ready to lead my group over to Freshwater Bay. We had to stop first at Adventures Through Kayaking (ATK) so one of the participants could rent a wetsuit for the weekend. Tammy and the folks at...

June 17, 2018

Like so many paddlers, I belong to several paddling groups. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Port Townsend, Washington, with one of those groups to paddle various locations in the Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca. I had never been to Port Townsend...

June 1, 2018

Kayak and canoe campers might think they have to drive 25 miles or more outside of civilization to escape the jarring sounds of car horns, noisy sirens, or blaring radios to find a quiet place away from all the noise, hustle, and bustle of the city to pitch a tent and...

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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