Hi everybody! I found your site a little while ago and have been enjoying it so much and thought I should say hi and introduce myself. I have been paddling for 2 years now on lakes in the Okanagan and have really like it but didn't fully get the "bug" until early in the summer when I got out on the coast off Denman and Quadra Islands twice. I am now totally addicted and have joined the Kelowna Canoe and Kayak Club and gone out with them a few times and met a few more paddlers. I hope to get out to the coast more since my sister got the "bug" at the same time and is working on buying a kayak. I'm finding it is very important to find people that you can learn from. I took a lesson on wet exits/rescues and then bought two Current Designs kayaks and spent the first year just paddling with friends that had never been out before. Especially after being to the coast I realized I wanted more....addiction = needing more? :wink: The more I can learn then from the club here and from forums like this the better.....so hope you guys (and gals) don't mind if I hang around and learn what I can from you?