Many Drawn to the River
7 hours ago
Peggy Varner is a Canadian paddler, freelance writer, and communications professional with a blog about sea kayaking, paddling, outdoor, travel, and perspective.
|Maelstrom Vital 166 on the Ottawa River, Quebec, Canada looking at a bumpy cement block.|
|Webb Cove fog|
|Old Quarry Nigh Duck|
|Old Quarry Nigh Duck|
|Here's what you look like in good weather. Can you find three kayaks . . . easily?|
You do need to lift the kayak and well-strapped on cart over the tree! Don't try pulling it over. Everyone already knows that . . . right!? It's easier with two people. Paddle buddies are awesome for this. Another reason not to kayak alone.
|Maelstrom Vital 166 on Yedo Paddleboy kayak cart after a successful canoe trail portage|
When it's time to portage in the wilderness, that's not when you want to find out that your kayak cart and sea kayak don't fit well or perform well together!
Paddling Adirondack's lakes and rivers with my new red cedar GP (Greenland Paddle). A gift from PenobscotPaddles during my recent trip to paddle the Atlantic ocean from the Deer Isle-Stonington archipelago, Maine, U.S.A. I'm guessing Mark will want to see where I'm taking his awesome GP.
|BaffinPaddler meets up with PenobscotPaddles team in Stongington, Maine, U.S.A.|
|Baffinpaddler paddle partner and PenobscotPaddles in Deer Isle Archipelago. Hey, why is there still one non-convert to the "stick" (Greenland Paddle) amongst us? When will we convert her? She is surrounded by GPs.|
|Greeted at the Webb Cove basecamp and kayak launch site by PenobscotPaddles team with Maine Root Ginger Brew, custom maps of the Deer Isle/Stonington Archipelago, and perfect ocean paddling weather!|
|Paddling to Yoga in the Deer Isle Archipelago from Stonington, Maine with PenobscotPaddles and an awesome new red cedar GP made by Mark|
|Hey! Whatcha lookin' at!|
|Across from the noisy and busy Crotch Island granite quarry|
|I'm so glad you know the way!|
|PenobscotPaddles awesome bright yellow and blue Maelstrom Vaag 174 always steals the show both on and off the water!|
|Russ Island rock|
|The tree pose is not easy on uneven rock, and you can get a bit dizzy doing this up high. I'm not recommending this and this is not what Paddle to Yoga is about. It's just something I do once in a while . . . climb up on trees, stumps, and rocks, and strike a yoga pose - or try to. Mostly I do yoga on flat, safe ground in the outdoors, or in a yoga studio like most people! The BaffinPaddler is a bit unconventional though. Both as a paddler, and as a yoga student.|
|Doing yoga in the great outdoors is awesome.|
|An hour later, these boats on Sand Island were fully beached and we had to walk out in a bit of muddy muck.|
|Maine Root Ginger Brew, wild Stonington apples, Reed's Crystalized Ginger|
|Lots of Maine's awesome fish n' chips, cole slaw, and crab stew are starting to put some extra meat on my ribs!|