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March 2, 2018

While the information I present in this article is useful to those doing multi-day trips using canoes, I wrote this article more for those planning on doing multi-day paddling trips using a kayak. The shear carrying capacity of a canoe makes most of this information un...

August 27, 2017

We broke camp early and, after a breakfast of oatmeal and blueberries, began making our way to Stuart Island. Today would be our longest paddle of the trip. There were places where the current was strong that required some serious paddling, especially crossing between...

August 26, 2017

I don't sleep well when camping, so I was up somewhat early.

Day two started out with me taking a short hike in search of wildlife. During my walk, I came across a pair of black oystercatchers on the west side of Jones Island.

After a breakfast of scrambled eggs and pota...

August 25, 2017

I was joined on this four-day sea kayaking expedition by my best friend, Stephanie Cowles, and trip leaders from Next Adventure in Portland, Michael Bowersox and Dan Numbers. We set out just before 3 p.m. and headed out of Friday Harbor. Our paddle took us northwest pa...

February 18, 2016

It’s time to set the record straight. Which is the clear winner? A canoe or a kayak. It’s a question I am frequently asked, and my answer is very simple. What type of paddling interests you and will you be doing it by yourself or with family members? Let’s break down e...

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