Once I finally could afford my own kayak after years of mooching, I learned the hard way about boat storage. At first, I stored my 15 ft sea kayak in the stairwell of my apartment where we accessed the trash cans (typical urban dirtbag move). That presented a problem because then we couldn’t take the …

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If you’re looking closely enough, adventure opportunities are everywhere. I started  by looking at islands to circumnavigate in my kayak; I thought circling round an island by kayak could be a fun and accessible mini adventure, one perhaps I could pack into a single weekend. As I scribbled down notes on various islands, I came …

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The first time Christine and I went kayak camping, we paddled eight miles out into water so calm, still as silk bed sheets, that we heard the humpback whale slice through the surface of the water before we saw her. Too bad we didn’t check the weather. The next morning, the radio was repeating a …

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How one all-female kayaking collective in California is propelling women’s leadership both on and off the water. Melissa DeMarie grew up dancing ballet. Anyone watching her maneuver up, down, and across rapids in a whitewater kayak can easily spot the markings of a dancer: every stroke is powerful yet precise and controlled. She can move …

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