Thursday, 22 October

October 21st - Cadboro Bay (#77) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Thursday, 22 October, at 01:01

 I took the surfski out for an afternoon paddle around the bay. Conditions were nice and there was a decent ebb building in Baynes combined with a northerly wind. I saw a few nice birds: pelagic cormorant, mew gull, glaucous-winged gull, great blue heron, harlequin duck and bald eagle to name the ones I noticed!

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8 km, YTD 643 km


Wednesday, 21 October

INMA SANTOS DEL CLUB PIRAGÜISMO SAN FERNANDO, PLATA EN EL CAMPEONATO ANDALUZ DE RIOS Y TRAVESIAS 2020 Piragüismo San Fernando Wednesday, 21 October, at 20:57

Inma Santos con su medalla, premio a su esfuerzo. Foto de Paz.

Inma Santos plata en categoría de veteranas 35-40. Primera para Maria Toro del Piraguismo Sevillano que fue también segunda en la general de veteranas. La competición se celebro el domingo para todos los veteranos y no hubo entrega de medallas en forma de podium para cumplir con los protocolos covid 19 y fueron dando los metales según salían sus resultados. 
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PEM Model Anishinaabe Canoe with Painted Paddles Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Wednesday, 21 October, at 17:17

The Peabody Essex Museum has a model canoe made by an unknown Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) artist. The model and its accompanying figurines and paddles date to 1823-1825 once again featuring the dominant colours of red and black. One paddle features a black blade with the red shaft. The other features a red blade and black paint at the end of the pole-shaped grip.

Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) artist
Model canoe, 1823-1825
Birchbark, wood, paint, pitch
Great Lakes, North America
L: 22 3/4 in, W: 6 in, D: 5 7/8 in (L: 57.8 cm, W: 15.2 cm)
Gift of Colonel Enos Cutler, 1850, 1850
E37...

Tuesday, 20 October

Kaffe ved "Svanerne" Pouls kajakblog Tuesday, 20 October, at 16:54

Jes og jeg roede af sted sammen med Michael. Planen var at følge kysten til  De hvide Svaner hvor vi ville holde en kaffepause. Michael kunne ikke holde vores langsomme tempo og "forsvandt" på det stålgrå vand på fjorden.

Jes og jeg tog turen langs kysten og nød det flotte vejr. Der var lidt modvind på fjorden, men langs kysten var der næsten vindstille.

Vi nød et par kopper kaffe og et par lækre mysli arbejde ved stranden inden vi tog turen hjem langs...

San Juan Satisfaction The Ikkatsu Project Tuesday, 20 October, at 15:19

At the top of Puget Sound, straddling the international boundary, lie the San Juan Islands and their northern neighbors, the Gulf Islands. (I’ve always thought it’s funny that this beautiful archipelago gets split by this imaginary political line when it is so obviously a single geographical location. Ah, well.)

There are more than 400 islands and rocks in the San Juans, 128 of which are named, but only 4 that are serviced by the ferry. The tallest point in the islands is Mount Constitution, on Orcas Island, but Eagle Cliff, on Cypress Island, has some incredible vistas as well. The shot above was taken near the top of the cliff trail, looking south and west toward Decatur and Lopez Islands.

Most people visit the San Juans in the warmer months, but winter also has its...

Monday, 19 October

Via Verde del Oja josebelloseakayaking Monday, 19 October, at 20:08

En esta ocasión pateamos y pedaleamos por otra vía verde, la del rio Oja. Itinerario de un tren rural de vía estrecha que circuló en este trayecto entre 1916 y 1964. Salimos de Casalarreina, para llegara a Ezcaray. 26 km de suave ascenso, de ida y otros tantos de vuelta, estos mucho más rápidos. 


Desde el inicio se vislumbran las nevadas cumbres de las mas altas montañas riojanas. La primera mitad de la ruta transcurre en un tranquilo paisaje agrícola. Esta llanura aluvial tiene justo debajo el acuífero del Oja.

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Frej – Björn Ratama Björn Thomasson Design Monday, 19 October, at 19:32

Frej – Björn Ratama

"Hej

Skickar några bilder på min Frej som jag sjösatte i somras. Byggande påbörjades senhösten 2018 men har legat nere i långa perioder under vinterhalvåret pga andra aktiviteter. Sen kom Corona och frigjorde tid till att färdigställa Frej samt även påbörja nästa bygge som blir en Nanoq.

Den svänger på en femöring och går spikrakt med lite skädda nere. Har även lärt mig rolla med Frej, fantastiskt roligt.

Vikten är det ända jag inte blev riktigt nöjd med, den slutade på 21 kg. Vid nästa bygge kommer jag vara noggrannare med epoxianvändningen, speciellt i skrovet.

Lite viktstatistik.
Skrov med ett lager glas och två lager epoxi på varje sida: 9,6 kg.
Däck med ett lager glas och två lager epoxi på varje sida (rent däck, innan håltagning för luckor): 5,3 kg.

Som jämförelse kan nämnas att skrovet på Nanoq blev 8,0 kg dvs 1,6 kg lättare än Frej fast Nanoq är 40 cm längre. Så det finns hopp för vikten.

Träluckorna tätar mot en kolfiber laminerad sarg med ett hemmasydd neoprene kapell. Främre luckan läcker lite vid rollning medan bakre luckan är nästan helt tät.

Kajakbygge verkar vara mycket beroende framkallande, kommer nog bygga ett antal (typ 2-3) kajaker till.

Efter Nanoq står Black Pearl på tur, eller man kanske skall kliva imellan med en N...

Sunday, 18 October

October 19th - Oak bay (#76) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Sunday, 18 October, at 23:39

I led a SISKA relaxed paddle to Oak Bay. There were 13 of us including two assistants (Tony and Dorothea). Winds were gentle as we wended our way over to Oak Bay, around the marina and then to Willows Park for a lunch break. Some of us made use of the tea house for hot drinks! The visibility was not great in the drizzle but good enough to see Chatham and Discovery Islands and the Oak bay Beach Hotel. We saw a nice selection of birds including black oystercatcher. mew and glaucous-winged gull, harlequin duck, and black turnstone.

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10 km, YTD 635 km


October 17th - Cadboro bay (#75) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Sunday, 18 October, at 17:37

 Jennie and I led two two-hour clinics, organized by Debbie, on edging and bracing for SISKA. We had good conditions though not so warm as it used to be! All participants made great progress in both edging and bracing. I saw some killdeer on the beach as well as flying over. It was nice to have been out paddling four times in seven days!

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4 km, YTD 625 km

Bola – färgglada strumpor kajak.nu Sunday, 18 October, at 15:51

Att vi gillar ullstrumpor har säkert framgått tidigare. Att vi gillar färg kan ni säkert också ha anat. Tunna ullstrumpor tycker vi är perfekta till mycket. Till vardag, till fest, vid paddling, skidåkning, lufs, promenader. Ja till det mesta helt enkelt. Att hitta ofärgade tunna ullstrumpor är jättelätt, det har i stort sett alla strumptillverkare. ... Läs mer...

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Lindholm Pouls kajakblog Sunday, 18 October, at 11:58

Lindholm i Karrebæk Fjord er et dejligt sted. Så dejligt at Jes og jeg rastede fer i små 2 timer på vores sidste "hoddogtur".

Vi var roet af sted sidst på formiddagen i et forrygende flot vejr med høj sol - så høj som den nu kan blive på denne årstid - og næsten ingen vind.
Der var ikke voldsomt mange andre på vandet, men en enkelt bugserbåd trak en motorbåd mod Næstved.
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Friday, 16 October

INMA SANTOS COMPETIRÁ ESTE DOMINGO EN SEVILLA Piragüismo San Fernando Friday, 16 October, at 21:28



Tras la aprobación por parte de la Consejería del Protocolo para el desarrollo de competiciones y entrenamientos, volvemos a retomar la competición siendo esta la ultima de la temporada para nuestro club.






El próximo día 17 y 18 de Octubre de 2020 se llevará a cabo el campeonato de Andalucía de Ríos y Travesías en el C.E.A.R: La Cartuja.

Inma Santos sera la única que participa por el CLUB PIRAGÜISMO SAN FERNANDO.
Ya lo hizo en piragua cross en febrero quedando plata.

Melfjord og Olderfjord med fiskefangst Padlemia Friday, 16 October, at 11:43

Det ble oktober! Ettersom jeg straks skal (i postende stund i full gang med) gjennom ukevis med kreftbehandling, var det bare å komme seg i kajakken en dag snarest etter månedsskiftet, og få sørget for oktoberrulla. Man bør jo ikke få luftveisinfeksjon nå for tiden, men med sommertemperatur så burde det gå bra. Siden vi har hatt seinsommer den siste tiden med 12–17 varmegrader (helt alminnelig sommetemperatur i et normalår), så tok jeg sjansen.

Nanoq – Jorma Kiretti Björn Thomasson Design Friday, 16 October, at 09:38

Nanoq – Jorma Kiretti

Hey Bjorn
Here is the Nanoq I built.

Tömning av husbilstoalett kajak.nu Friday, 16 October, at 09:05

I de flesta husbilar och husvagnar finns det toalett av typen kassettoa. En del har dock stor rejäl tank och en del har komposterande toaletter. Men allra vanligast är kasettoa, där själva toalettstolen är relativt likt en vanlig toalett som de flesta av oss har hemma. Kassetten laddas med ett par lite vatten och en ... Läs mer...

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October 15th -Discovery Island (#74) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Friday, 16 October, at 04:34

I paddled out to Chatham by my self to join the "Thursday Group" for a paddle around the islands. They set out from Oak Bay Marina. It was great to catch up with several friends and share updates. On my way out, I could just make out Mt. Rainier in the distant SE. It looks as if there is still a bit of smoky haze in the air down there. Later in the day, after lunch, it was barely visible. I saw Cheryl on one of the Islets between Chatham and Discovery and we had a nice lunch break at Rudlin Bay. This was my third trip around the islands in a week! So different from yesterday due to the lack of wind. You can see from the track that I got a good boost from the flood current on my way back into the bay. I parted ways with the group at the western tip of Discovery as they were headed back to OBM. There were a good number of birds around today: marbled murrelet, pigeon guillemot (both in winter plumage), black oystercatcher, harlequin duck, great blue heron, bald eagle Canada goose and I heard a common loon as I was paddling over, lost in my thoughts! Another great day on the water!

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Thursday, 15 October

Corso di lungo periodo: una formazione continua! Tatiyak Thursday, 15 October, at 21:23

Lo scorso fine settimana abbiamo cominciato un corso molto particolare.
Pietro è un allievo di vecchia data che ora diventa anche un allievo di lungo corso!

Dopo avere conseguito il brevetto di Istruttore di secondo livello FICT, ed ancora prima avere d'un balzo completato il programma del Sea Kayak Award, Pietro ha scelto di continuare la sua formazione tecnico-didattica avvicinando il percorso della British Canoeing: desideroso di trasmettere ad altri le proprie conoscenze ma anche di guidare gruppi di pagaiatori in escursioni di uno o più giorni, Pietro ha da tempo mostrato interesse per il percorso da Moderate Water Sea Kayak Leader, il titolo riconosciuto a livello internazionale per le guide capaci di gestire gruppi in condizioni di mare moderato.

Nel corso di una lunga intervista sui suoi obiettivi di breve, medio e lungo periodo, abbiamo insieme elaborato un piano di lavoro che comprenda i vari aspetti didattici: la tecnica personale, la conduzione del gruppo ed il corso teorico di navigazione costiera, con particolare riguardo alla lettura della carta nautica, alla capacità di interpretare le previsioni met...

Historic Paddle Photo: 1887 St. John River Flood Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Thursday, 15 October, at 16:45

A remarkable photo illustrating a flood on the St. John River in April 1887. Ice dams caused the famed waterway to flood the banks, inundating the historic field in front of the soldier's barrarcks known as Officer's Square. The impressive stone structure with the arches is now home to the Fredericton Region Museum, formerly the York Sunbury Museum. It houses a historic Maliseet paddle carved for Col. John Saunders featured in many posts of the years


Details of this flood and the resulting damage can be read at this interesting historical data site, here.


Wednesday, 14 October

October 11th - Discovery island (#72) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Wednesday, 14 October, at 22:47

 I paddled out to Cadboro Point where I met Dan and Paulo (with his new to him, Greenlander Pro!). The flood had started and was going to max around 0930 and the winds were predicted to rise by noon or so. We fortunately avoided having to paddle into much wind and current and got a pretty good assist on the way back. The track plot shows this pretty nicely. There was a nice big Steller sea lion on the rock by Seabird point. Definitely fall conditions and no longer summer! :(

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15 km, YTD 589 km

October 14th - Discovery Island (#73) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Wednesday, 14 October, at 22:47

 Dan and I went for a morning paddle around the islands. It seemed as if there was going to be a bit of an ebb to start followed by a flood to finish, but it seemed like it was flooding all the time! also the wind was supposed to lessen over the morning but it built. all in all hard work heading around the south and west sides! You can see my speed was low on the south side!

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15 km, YTD 604 km

What We Don’t Know The Ikkatsu Project Wednesday, 14 October, at 16:58

When the Ikkatsu Project first started, the main thing that everyone interested in marine debris wanted to know was what was coming ashore. What items? Where were they from? Were they tsunami debris? Household items? Industrial flotsam or accidental losses from fishing boats? We conducted surveys on remote beaches along Washington’s roadless coast and the data we collected was used in several different studies. We’ve continued to visit a couple of the beaches that were surveyed on that trip, removing additional debris with each return.

These days, the question of what is washing ashore has been mostly answered. The ongoing research and rise in organized cleanups has netted good data on the types of debris that can be expected, while the rate of accumulation remains relatively uncharted. It would be nice to know not only what is coming ashore, but when it gets there. How long it stays, whether it is broken down or is possibly swept back out on a higher tide: these are q...

Kompakt kolgrill med fläkt kajak.nu Wednesday, 14 October, at 09:22

Vi är inte några storgrillare. Längre, kanske ska tilläggas för vi var relativt flitiga med det hemomkring för 15-talet år sedan. Nu tycker vi det där med spis är rätt smidigt 😉 Fast kör man bobil vill man såklart ha en grill. Vi gillar nog kolgrillar bäst och hittade den här som nog är en ... Läs mer...

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Monday, 12 October

Guess who's back? Paddling and Sailing Monday, 12 October, at 21:02

 

I'm bringing back the spirit of Mick MacRobb by using this sail he sent me many years ago.  It is the sail that started this Blog and I'm happy to be using it as the first sail for this rig.  The sail is still in really good shape in spite of a lot of personal use.  I've also loaned it to a number of folk to try as their first kayak sail.  



Engelsons kajak.nu Monday, 12 October, at 09:43

Engelsons är ett postorderföretag för friluftskläder. Engelson ligger i utkanten av Falkenberg. Vi brukar svänga inom då och då när vi passerar och när vi villhöver handla något. Engelsons säljer produkter av välkända varumärken så som Salomon, Viking, Meindel med flera men har även ett eget varumärke High Mountain. Vi har inte använt alla produkter ... Läs mer...

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Sunday, 11 October

Pallheia i sommervær, men høstfarger Padlemia Sunday, 11 October, at 15:41

Pallheia i Hadsel er en fin tur med flott utsikt. Wenche har vært der før og dro meg med. Det er en del oppoverbakke, men med rolig tempo er det absolutt overkommelig for noen som har beskjed om å holde seg i aktivitet, men ikke akkurat er i stasform verken mentalt eller fysisk.

Det ble en innholdsrik tur på flere vis. Helt i starten er det granfelt, der kvitret en fugl som jeg ikke kjente igjen umiddelbart. Den kvitret og kvitret, så jeg måtte prøve å finne ut hvem den kunne være. Syntes...

Denmark National Museum - Huron Canoe Model & Paddle Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Sunday, 11 October, at 14:53

A photo of a canoe model original published in Chroniclers of Indian life by Stephen G. Hyslop showcases a model canoe and accompanying items. According to the photo credits, the model is housed at the Department of Ethnology of the Denmark National Museum. Unfortunately, the caption doesn't contain an accession number and searches on the museum's online database have turned up no hits.


National Museum of Denmark, Dept of Ethnography
Photo Credit: Kit Weiss
Hyslop, Stephen G. Chroniclers of Indian life. Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books. p.24



The photo caption cites the model as a "Hur...

Saturday, 10 October

Free Plans – 1894 Unalaska Baidarka Kayak PaddlingLight.com Saturday, 10 October, at 16:30

Unalaska Aleutian Baidarka kayak plans in 3d.

The Unalaska baidarka appears as Figure 178 in the Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America. Howard I. Chapelle, the author, writes that it represents the standard design used throughout the Aleutian Islands and on the mainland as far east as Prince William Sound. The Aleuts also used this style in the Pribilof Islands and at St. Matthew as a sealing kayak. Chapelle notes that the bow varied from the style used in this free plan, but he says that the body style remained the same. The Aleuts also built this...

Thursday, 08 October

Rigid Flexibility, 2020 Edition The Ikkatsu Project Thursday, 08 October, at 18:23

Shortly after the new reality of covid hit, somewhere back in March, it became obvious that the changes being made in each of our lives meant a profoundly different approach was going to be needed for some of the Ikkatsu Project’s most important programs. Once the schools closed – it seems like so long ago now – the microplastics workshops for Middle School and elementary students dropped off the calendar. Other programs were affected as well, but this one is a critical component of the whole Ikkatsu picture, and not continuing to monitor plastic in the Puyallup watershed, not helping kids develop their sense of place and understanding of their natural environment, is not really an option....

Grönsaker A-Ö kajak.nu Thursday, 08 October, at 16:43

Recept och bruksanvisningarAv Paul Svensson Paul Svensson vet nog många vem det är. Kock sedan 25år, sommarpratare 2018, driver restaurangen på fotografiska och Paul Taylor Lanthandel i Sundbyberg, det senare stället tillsammans med bla Tareq Taylor, tv-program med Anne Lundberg om grönsaker och matsvinn och grönsakernas förespråkare nummer ett. Dessutom från Helsingborg vilket ger ett ... Läs mer...

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