One man's rush to jump on the kayaking bandwagon

Early Spring Weather

Heath and I made the most of the early spring weather by heading down to the beach for the weekend. Heath's father watched Kate while we both went out for a nice paddle on Saturday morning. This was only Heath's second time out since Kate was born and she was very much looking forward to it. We padded west through the marsh to the ICW, then turned south toward Masonborro Island. We came back up through the inlet to Banks Channel. After a nice lunch at Sweet & Savory, I headed back out to go through my usual boat control routine.
I headed out again early Sunday morning. I was a little sore from the previous day, but still managed to get in about 8 miles.
tags: coastal

February 08, 2009

This is the Sea 4

I just picked up a copy of This is the Sea 4. I really liked the previous 3 volumes, but this one is a mixed bag. Disc two contains footage of the Queen Charlotte Islands and the New Zealand circumnavigations. While these are the best segments on either disc, they seem to suffer from rather abrupt editing. Disc one is largely a wasteland. The only exception is the Norway segment. After seeing those kids in action, Nigel Foster isn't nearly as impressive. Overall, Volume 4 is the weakest in the series.
Don't get me wrong. It's still great for those days when you can't make it out on the water.

February 04, 2009