June 14, 2016

A little over a month ago, I ventured into a local REI store to look for certain paddling accessories. Now I love REI and shop there frequently. I also went into my local Dicks store to see about getting some swim goggles and nose plugs for practicing my Eskimo rolls....

May 13, 2015

Recently I was asked by an individual new to paddling if I could recommend a kayak for his wife. I replied back to him that his request was a tall order. Choosing a kayak can sometimes be a difficult task. Most of us are familiar with the story about Goldilocks and the...

January 6, 2015

A woman recently posted a question on my Facebook page about purchasing a used kayak and how long fiberglass and composite kayaks last. I wrote back to her that it depends on how well the boat is treated and maintained. I thought I would explore her question in greater...

September 28, 2014

This was a great weekend if you're a paddler and in need of a new (or used) boat or gear. Both Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe and Next Adventure held their annual fall boat sale. I had to choose which sale to attend because I couldn't attend both. Since I had a $50 gift c...

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