Kayaking Adventures

AE1009-R Ultralite(2006)
AE1009-Y Advanced Frame Expedition(2007-Present)

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Alex
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Post by Alex » Mon May 28, 2012 10:48 pm

Father and two sons expedition
St. John's Island and Sister's Island (2D1N)
14th to 15th March 2012


First time ever heading out with two sons!

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Heading to Sister's island
Calm seas
Easy paddle

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Arriving at Small Sister's
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Landslide caused by the storm earlier in the day
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Tent pitching, teamwork
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Accomplishment!
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Cooking rice
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Cutting onions
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Frying Rice
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Fried rice
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Just before we headed back
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Maintaining the old faithful kayak
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Post by rsimpson » Tue May 29, 2012 4:05 pm

Cool pictures!

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Post by Alex » Wed May 30, 2012 3:21 pm

rsimpson wrote:Cool pictures!
Ooops.. I forgot the coolest one of all.
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Post by JimD » Wed May 30, 2012 3:50 pm

I like the inflatable 'trailer' :)

But I bet your boy is looking forward to being able to help paddle with you.

Or of course, he could trail a lure and catch both your suppers while you do the hard work ;)

EDIT:
I see you've added more pics, including the fish. Look like you all had a great time

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Post by Alex » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:39 am

JimD wrote:
...Or of course, he could trail a lure and catch both your suppers while you do the hard work ;)
Did introduce him to a bit of luring using a paddle board.
Minimum setup, single rod, couple of lures and we are off.
Some encouraging results.

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Post by Alex » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:42 am

This board is no swimming pool toy.

It can withstand "whitewater" better than sit inside kayaks, as the water just wash off the board.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE MODEL IS NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION AND MY BOARD HAS BECOME A RARE COLLECTOR'S ITEM.

The board will take you as far as you can paddle.

I once did an island hop with a foldable bike behind it. Hahaha...adrenaline fix.

Overturn? Never happened before.
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Pack and go concept.
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Post by Alex » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:45 am


After a few weeks break, I missed my AE10.5 and took it out for sunset watching.

Before that I had an unexpected visitor.
A flower crab.
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Catch and release (Video)
Almost forgot that my feet are still in the water!
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A rewarding sunset.
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Post by Alex » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:01 am

Catch and release video


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Post by Alex » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:12 pm

I have a small video camera and bike helmet sitting at home doing nothing.
Decided to bring them with me for some of my good-weather kayaking adventures.

Spent a little under a dollar for a bolt, a couple of washers and a couple of nuts,
fused them together and got a one-size-fit-all-camera mount.

Not sure how effective it is, will try this weekend.
If it works well, I shall deploy more sophisticated video cameras.

Still at dinosaur era of video technology and presentation, don't mind progressing at sloth-speed. LOL. :)
Open for discussion and mentoring from the forum experts:

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Post by Alex » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:29 am

Took a small step to test my camera set up today.

I am happy with the results, as it is secure, stable and fast-n-easy to install.

Received a few curious smiles and thumbs-ups.

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Next trip will be on water in a kayak, learning about focal point orientation.

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Post by Alex » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:00 pm

3 kayaks, 2 kids and a daddy

Heading into the city using the subway
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3 kayak set up
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Singapore flyer
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Gardens by the bay
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German Dragon Boaters
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Paddling video
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Post by Alex » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:20 pm

Paddling video clip from my helmet setup
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Post by Alex » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:12 am

Got another old DV camcorder sitting at home doing nothing.
Just for fun, I will head out with it next for some surround sound and
DVD instant playback on the TV when I get home.

I know these are all ancient technology but I think they can still capture _some_ special moments. LOL.

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Post by Alex » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:02 am


Went to a deserted spot to spend a peaceful afternoon luring.
Without a building or soul in sight, I thought I truly have time and space
all to myself to I met this little guy.
Must have picked him up when I laid ambushed in the low overhanging tree branches.
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As I moved the camera closer, it went into a strike pose.
Too close for comfort I guess, it cherishes its privacy just as I do.
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Marble Goby (A local delicacy)
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Post by Alex » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:44 am

Took another step with my DIY camera mount with a pipe set up this time.
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This will allow me to deploy a second camera which sees whatever the kayak sees.
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When all the sunset videos have been captured,
I'll just switch caps and head back with my safety light.
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