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    • I have recently purcased a kayak which opens up a whole new world to me. My knees are telling me I can't keep going up into the mountains as I once did so I thought I would try paddling...

    • Robert Baker

      Awesome dude.....I am working from the same page. I was so surprised that on a long paddle the great fatigue was my hamstrings....most people would think it is their arms or shoulders. I recently had my first scary experience which motivated me to buy a waterproof marine radio. Be safe out there....but, I am so jealous of your Sydney harbour opportunities!

    • I just saw this in another location....and, it is a Facebook page called "Adventure Bike Rider". I am sure @Chris is over all these wannabe sites/magazines that try and ride the coat-tails of ADV.

    • this is Sydney (North), not to be confused with North Sidney which is on Cape Breton Island on the other end of Canada in Nova Scotia...Sydney, Australia sounds good, especially this time of the year, but here in the Northwest there is some fine kayaking...

    • Good for you for getting out there! And thanks for sharing your adventures! I'm envious of your ideal location for kayaking. Here in California, it is mostly open ocean kayaking. Not complaining through, I love it. I wish we had more islands to paddle to and channels surrounded by epic mountains.

      Be safe out there. I highly recommend PLBs to all my friends that do anything off the beaten track in the outdoors. Others on Cake convinced me that a PLB is a must.

    • thank you, I am happy you enjoyed this thread, not quite the same as the Northwest, but the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara are amazing...southern California without people & truth I have only hiked on Santa Cruz; I have not paddled, but the National Park Service operates some marine campsites...In March 2013 my wife & spent a week on Santa Cruz & totally fell in love with the Islands...

    • And, I'm envious of how you connected the two threads between here and G+!! ;) I've had this account for a while, but I honestly haven't even had time to look into it. I've also kinda lost touch on G+ too,.. there was a death in my family, and I haven't even had time to come up for air yet. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still around and will eventually catch up with everyone...just don't forget me, ok???.

    • That is very sad, time for a timeout...I keep you in my thoughts...I am staying with G+ til they turn our the lights, but am checking out other sites; Cake based on you suggestion & MeWe also based on your suggestion. Right now I am just trying to get familiar with them so I can figure out which is the better fit...

    • I am Christmas-Day-Like excited....I just pulled the trigger and bought one of the few available left in the country until the 2019 inventory starts hitting the shelves in late-January. A Pungo 14.

    • I guess like an expectant-dad, I have prepared the "baby room". LOL I am really excited because I have two images to fill for my custom 2019 calendar (november/december) and potentially there is a shot I want to get on the water at Lake Powell. When I head to Zion over Thanksgiving, for a glamping expedition for 5 days, I want to pop over to Powell for a day. The weather can get too extreme there late in the season for a SOT, and most if not all the rental places are closed for the season.

    • I have been away for a bit, but I am now back & I can say a major congrats, your boat has good cargo capacity which is really nice if you are going out for a bit or carry gear...a bit of good luck to get the Wilderness systems 14, I went looking for one of their boats last September, but there was nothing to be had in western Canada. Happy Paddling.

    You've been invited!