I dug this photo up recently. This is me (8 years old) and Arno (my brother, 6 years old) during our very first time sitting in a kayak, at kids camp at BayCreek Paddling Center.
Next thing we knew, they were pushing us into Lake Ontario on a choppy/windy day, and we were upside down. Arno swore he'd never do it again, but for some reason I returned, year after year.
Also, these little EPI boats are SUPER tippy.
Having done little else besides kayaking over the past few weeks, I have decided that it is time to start keeping track of the facts (dates/location/distance/etc.) and exciting discoveries/adventures I encounter along the way. Let me introduce you to: www.nakedkayaker.com!
A few of my goals:
This is a blog about exploring the outdoors (mostly by kayak), traveling, trip planning, and coastal engineering. It currently focuses on kayaking in the Netherlands and Belgium, but previous posts cover Upstate New York, California, and much more. See the Complete List of Blog Posts for a history of the site. Looking for something specific? Search the site here.
In addition to the blog, check out the Water Nerd section, where I write about coastal engineering and hydrology.
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Click the "Read More" link at the bottom of each summary for more photos, to see an interactive map of the route, and to read about the adventure.
Maps in each blog post: Click the icons to learn more about the launch site (amenities) and destinations. Click the square in the bottom-left corner to see an aerial photo behind the route.
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