Expedition failure

Discussion in 'Paddling Safety' started by Peter-CKM, May 2, 2018.

  1. Peter-CKM

    Peter-CKM Paddler

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    Guy wants to paddle from Monterey, CA to Hawaii, following in Ed Gillet's accomplishment from the80s (see https://www.canoekayak.com/touring-kayaks/gillet/), but he doesn't get far? I've paddled Monterey area a decent amount and can't understand how you could get caught near shore. There aren't many currents, and weather reports will tell you if the winds are too strong. Shaking my head in wonder. of course, shaking my head in wonder as to why anyone would want to kayak to Hawaii...

    http://www.ksbw.com/article/kayaker-nearly-drowns-off-pebble-beach/20117432

    Not sure if it is the same person as this (also failed) attempt from 2014:
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-coast-guard-rescue-kayak-hawaii-20140611-story.html
     
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  2. renegade32

    renegade32 Paddler

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    When I read a posting detailing a “failed” attempt at something- anything, I am always reminded of Teddy Roosevelt’s take on critics:

    Teddy Roosevelt on critics:
    "It is not the critic who counts. ... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ... who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
     
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  3. Jasper

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    Weird, the community of people with experience paddling offshore on the Pacific Ocean is not that big. You would think you would hear something if anyone planned an expedition like that.
     
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  4. Peter-CKM

    Peter-CKM Paddler

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  5. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    I found the following interesting:
     
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