Long Paddle - Lots of Pictures and Videos

Stories of (interesting, funny, bad, sad, happy, etc.) things that have happened while paddling. Post your links to your blogs as well.

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Long Paddle - Lots of Pictures and Videos

Post by NaturalPath » Tue May 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Just got back from a 27km paddle in my AdvancedFrame 10.5. Took me 8 hours and I was still perfectly comfortable all the way. If you're interested in reading about it, you can find the story and pics in two parts on my blog, here;

http://presentlytravelling.wordpress.co ... yak-is-in/

http://presentlytravelling.wordpress.co ... k-is-in-2/

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Post by JCOOLEY » Wed May 08, 2013 11:21 am

Fantastic trip. Well Done. Amazing pictures and videos!

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Post by NaturalPath » Wed May 08, 2013 2:22 pm

Thanks Jeremy, I can't tell you how much joy this AdvancedFrame kayak has brought me. I just went on another paddle today. Not quite as long this time, but still four and a half hours. You might get a chuckle out of this one because I ran into ice on the lake. Tell me something, are AE kayaks built tough enough to break ice? :-)

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Post by NaturalPath » Thu May 09, 2013 8:56 am

Another interesting paddle that I did on May 8th. Have a look.

http://presentlytravelling.wordpress.co ... ce-is-out/

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Post by NaturalPath » Wed May 22, 2013 7:03 pm

Just got back from a five day paddling/portaging trip here in Northern Ontario. I was in my AdvancedFrame, my son was in his Modified Firefly 2, and my brother in his Mad River canoe. Here's the blog post on Part 1 of the trip. Part 2 will be up soon;

http://presentlytravelling.wordpress.co ... ip-part-1/

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Post by NaturalPath » Thu May 23, 2013 1:52 pm

Part 2 of the trip above, is now up here;

http://presentlytravelling.wordpress.co ... ip-part-2/

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Post by PJohanson » Fri May 24, 2013 11:42 am

Detailed story-telling!
I like how your gear didn't all have to be the most expensive models in order for you to have a good camping trip.

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Post by NaturalPath » Fri May 24, 2013 12:54 pm

Yep, if my equipment had to be expensive, I probably wouldn't be able to do these kinds of things. My son got that Firefly 2 for only $150. and it was in like new condition.

All those little details are what makes the trip really memorable. Quite often I'll go back and read my own stories, just to get that same feeling as when I was actually out there. It helps me get through the long cold winters. :-)

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