One-month solo kayaking trip in Queen Charlotte Strait, BC

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Mikhail
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One-month solo kayaking trip in Queen Charlotte Strait, BC

Post by Mikhail » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:02 pm

I have promised to post this diary much earlier, however it took me longer than I anticipated to process the images and prepare the text. Here is the link:

http://www.focusonwild.com/Writing/Kaya ... ntent.html

This trip was again in British Columbia, Canada, in the AdvancedFrame Convertible. For more information on the kayak, accessories and other equipment please check the "Epilogue: What Worked, What Did Not, Tips" section of my 2009 trip diary, the link was posted in this forum last year.

diemonde
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Post by diemonde » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:00 am

Again great story, I allready put a post on my blog.

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Post by MikeSue » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:52 pm

Amazing trip and pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Mikhail
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Post by Mikhail » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:41 pm

diemonde and Mike: many thanks for your kind feedback.

diemonde: could you post your blog address again? I have not been able to find it.

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Post by Snook » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:55 pm

Awesome Trip ... I am speech less ... thanks for sharing.

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Post by Pearly » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:24 pm

Like an episode from National Geographic! I started reading last week and have just finished this morning. Totally fantastic photographs with an excellent narrative!

The Q&A were also informative for anyone else thinking of anything similar.

Many, many thanks for sharing.

Ian

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Post by RobertG » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:46 am

Have to second Pearlys comment. Fantastic adventure! :D
Thank you Mikhail for posting this! I enjoyed reading and seeing all of your excellent photos!
I took the time to read through it all, just finished reading this afternoon.

I am also speech less on how you manage to find room for all this stuff, tent, sleeping bag, etc etc and food for a 30+trip. How did you find the room for it all!?? :D
Whenever I try to plan and fit stuff inside and outside for just a weekend camping, I always came up short!
Any hope for that you can elborate a bit more in the Q and A section on how one can to pack so much stuff with an Convertible? :wink:
Anyway, thanks for posting this! :) Next time, take some video also. :)

Best regards,
RobertG

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Post by diemonde » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:05 pm

Hi Mikhail,

The item is at: http://en.kajakroute.nl/?p=507

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Post by rsimpson » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:54 pm

Nice write up and awesome pictures! I felt like i was there. I hate mosquitos!

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Post by lakejumper » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:20 pm

I also enjoyed reading your blog about your wonderful trip. It's sounds like it was well planned out. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by Mikhail » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:05 am

Many thanks everyone for your kinds comments -- they are definitely more than my trip notes deserve, but I do hope that the National Geographic is reading this forum! :wink:

diemonde: Thanks for sharing the link to my trip. Also, enjoying your blog!

Robert: I was also thinking about recording some video. Unfortunately, I did not have anything suitable for this. Plus, a video camera in my deck bag would have been one more delicate thing to worry about. Perhaps next time, I will use a digital SLR camera with video recording, for both still shots and video.

As to loading the kayak, the only way to fit everything is by partially deflating it first, then stuffing it up, attaching the deck and inflating afterward. I have described this process in more details here:

http://www.focusonwild.com/Writing/Kaya ... /Day3.html

Even with this approach, and with two deck bags (30 and 50 liters), I usually start the trip with very little legroom.

It is a good idea to elaborate on the packing in the Q&A -- I will do so.

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