The key to contentment during this season of transformation is feeling good about what we did during the summer. Did we get out in a variety of conditions, from calm to rough?
|Sharon paddles in a calm bay along the Pukaskwa coast.|
|Alec disappears behind a wave on Lake Michigan.|
|Heading out in search of tidal races in the San Juan Islands.|
|Bonnie and Alec practice a scoop rescue.|
|The NDK Pilgrim awaits its new skeg cable.|
|Leon gets into the long, skinny Valley Rapier 20.|
|Seth in the Rapier 18 and Sharon in a Canoe.|
|Sharon, Ryan and Greg on the Menominee River.|
|Alec and Scott use a sit-on-top to move materials for engineering the Yorkville whitewater course.|
|Bright lights, big city, quiet harbor.|
|Sunset from Sucia in the San Juan Islands.|
|Our good friend Keith Wikle.|
Our last trip of the season will be to coach at The Gales, an intermediate, rough-water sea kayak symposium on Lake Superior. If your season is coming to a close and you're looking for one last paddling fling -- a chance to work on your skills in dynamic conditions with some of the top coaches in the US, Canada and the UK -- come join us at The Gales. The location is spectacular: Naturally Superior Adventures just south of Wawa, Ontario. The coaches will include Shawna Franklin and Leon Somme of Body Boat Blade, International; Nick Cunliffe of Kayak Essentials; Chris Lockyer of Committed to the Core; as well as a host of top Great Lakes coaches from both sides of the border.
If you're looking for a no-regrets paddling season, sign up for The Gales.
|Take the leap! Come to The Gales!|