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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:03 am 
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Would love to see what other areas you paddle in, and how often you get out!

I am blessed rotten, live in Seattle just two minutes from a great beach to put-in, and I get out about every other day. Weather is often quite rainy, but when its good, its very very good. The water stays COLD year round.

Here are a few from the PNW.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Looks like a great spot - could almost be Auckland (except for the COLD water and mountains) the city skyline is very similar.

Anyway - why not take a look at my Youtube channel: Stobb0 (Stobbo but with the last 'o' a zero).

I have uploaded a few (to date) kayaking vids I have taken since Christmas on the waterproof video camera that my better 3/4 bought me for Christmas. These show a snapshot of the kind of kayaking that's on offer around Auckland and the Coromandel peninsula.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:08 pm 
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Nice! I love industrial ruins. Is this in Maryland?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:53 pm 
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The sunken ships are in the lower Chesapeake bay in Virginia, in a place called Kiptopeke. You can see the ships from space on Google earth.

The last photo is at the very tip of the Chesapeake at Havre De Grace, MD.

The middle pic is in the middle of the Chesapeake, near Annapolis, MD.

I get out almost once a week, even in the cold.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Chexone wrote:
The sunken ships are in the lower Chesapeake bay in Virginia, in a place called Kiptopeke. You can see the ships from space on Google earth.

The last photo is at the very tip of the Chesapeake at Havre De Grace, MD.

The middle pic is in the middle of the Chesapeake, near Annapolis, MD.

I get out almost once a week, even in the cold.


Ohhh, thats a ship! Even cooler...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:21 pm 
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It's great to see pictures from the stomping grounds of my youth! I was born and raised in Puyallup, graduated from college in Bellingham, taught school in Tacoma and Forks, worked most of my adult life in Idaho and since retirement (although I've gone back to work) now live near Corpus Christi in Texas. Having a boat of some form or another has been a big part of my life for decades. I have an older brother and his wife who are involved with the South Sound Kayakers out of Tacoma. So your pictures brought back some very good memories.

Here's a couple of pictures I've included from this area. If you ever need to get out of the PNW drizzle during the winter, you may want to consider the coastal bend area of Texas. There are hundreds of miles of bays, channels and inlets protected by the barrier islands all along the coast. The fall, winter and spring times are great for kayaking. I don't recommend the summer unless you've been down here long enough to climatize to the heat. Thanks for sharing your pictures from that very beautiful part of the country.

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An Oil Rig tender returning to port from the Gulf of Mexico.

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The dorsal fin of a male dolphin breaks the surface of the water near Ingleside, Texas.

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A face off between a Hobie Oasis and the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi Bay. Who do you think will win?

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Approaching the 155 year old Lydia Ann Channel Lighthouse. This beautiful relic was nearly destroyed during the civil war to keep the Union troops from using it to spy on the Confederate Army.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Saguaro Lake...Az

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:27 am 
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Kramster wrote:
Saguaro Lake...Az

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Really cool looking area. Love the towering cliffs. Is that a reservoir or a pretty big river?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:35 am 
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RPL wrote:
It's great to see pictures from the stomping grounds of my youth! I was born and raised in Puyallup, graduated from college in Bellingham, taught school in Tacoma and Forks, worked most of my adult life in Idaho and since retirement (although I've gone back to work) now live near Corpus Christi in Texas. Having a boat of some form or another has been a big part of my life for decades. I have an older brother and his wife who are involved with the South Sound Kayakers out of Tacoma. So your pictures brought back some very good memories.


Great pics! The Pacific North Wet is a great area for sure, especially once you get outside of the Sea/Tac corridor and up into the islands. I am also doing a fair bit of paddling in inland lakes as well (Chelan, Ross, Kachess, etc). I've heard that there is a minimal tide in the Gulf, true?

Also, whats the name of the Kayak club? I am looking for one to join at the moment. Though my experience so far is that most traditional sit in kayakers are appalled at my peddle-driven-inflatable-heresy (I wouldn't want to be passed by an inflatable raft either).

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:38 am 
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Saguaro is a reservoir .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond in the Background. Wallabies on the island on the right and a "Crannog" with a mediaeval fortified house on it. Oh, and the Captain.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:07 pm 
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Love that Captain's expression!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Kramster wrote:
Love that Captain's expression!


Hah, yep. Classic.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:38 pm 
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The captain is partially paralysed down her right side. The only time you get a symmetrical smile is if she is laughing as a reflex. A forced smile will be squint.

She insists on posing or putting on some sort of face because normal pictures are boring apparently. This is one of her more subtle ones.


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