- Jul 16, 2017
The Best of Both Worlds
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...
- Jun 14, 2016
Before You Rush Out and Buy Your First Boat
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...
- Feb 18, 2016
Canoe vs. Kayak - And the Winner Is?
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...
- Jan 12, 2016
A Word About Boat Lighting
Paddling at night under the stars, a glowing moon, or the Aurora Boreallis can be a magical time, but it isn't without a certain amount...
- Sep 19, 2015
People with Physical and Mental Disabilities Can Paddle
People with physical or mental disabilities can paddle with either minor or no adaptations. There's no better proof of this than a recent...
- Jul 9, 2015
July 4 Weekend Tragic for Canoeists
I read in the national news recently about three canoeing accidents that happened over the fourth of July weekend. Two of the incidents...
- Jan 6, 2015
How to Select a Used Boat
A woman recently posted a question on my Facebook page about purchasing a used kayak and how long fiberglass and composite kayaks last. I...
- Jan 5, 2015
Preparing for a Paddle Trip
Christmas has come and gone, and no doubt you got a REI, LL Bean, Dick's, or Cabelas gift card for Christmas. What to use the card on you...
- Oct 4, 2014
Experimenting with Paddles
So I set out Saturday with a group of kayakers and one other canoe on the Tualatin Riverkeepers' Fall Colors Paddle. The trip was the...
- Sep 28, 2014
Annual Fall Boat Sale
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...