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What Colour Kayak?: Kayak Shopping Part 2

It was my birthday this week and I celebrated the occasion by making the down payment on my new kayak.

There are now two decisions left to make: 308 more words


I want to stay alive (survive)

On a recent weekend, one of my activity groups arranged for several of us to take a wilderness survival course at Boreal Wilderness Institute. I was really wondering about spending an entire beautiful Sunday in a classroom since the program ran from 0830 hours to 1730 hours. 927 more words


Planning a Boundary Waters trip? Summer reservations begin Wednesday

For some canoeists, the planning is nearly as fun as the trip.

And those who spend the off season poring over maps of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness can make their move beginning at 9 a.m. 257 more words


Skinny Dipping

Cruel taskmaster driving us to shed pounds

Apparently it wasn’t enough to lose 15-20 pounds — the weight I’ve lost since retiring two years ago from a desk job. 342 more words


Jindabyne Kayaking: Wollondibby Creek

I have a tradition of kayaking on Australia Day. This time it was a short exploration of a no-name creek off Lake Jindabyne.

After my… 363 more words



Out on the water today. Everything pared back by winter. Grey. Brown. Turnips abandoned in strange places by the floods. The riverbank scoured by water. The dead plants aligned by the flow. 10 more words


Magical Places

Lake George and the surrounding forest offer such a wide variety of things to do and places to explore, and when we weren’t mowing or weed whacking or working on the property, we were out and about. 934 more words

Ocala National Forest