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    Sea Kayak Navigation: Plotting Your Position With A Compass

    Yeah Philip is very clever in so many ways. Particularly with words and I have stolen from him before. "Paddling in green water up to my elbows" comes to mind as one of my larcenies. Thank you, Philip for the article and another Philipism for me to kype. "Unlost".......yeah that's the...
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    King Tide

    Lots of damage in Puget Sound
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    Canoe from, Bella Bella

    What Alex said.........
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    Ocean Shores canals, Grays Harbor, WA 3 Dec 2022

    I always knew that something smelled bad at Ocean Shores but I always wrote it off to rotting sea life.
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    Another(er) Pitt Lake Overnight

    :)
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    Klemtu to Port Hardy, central coast, BC 9–22 Oct 2022

    On my last trip by Extended Point I explored Lucy Bay and recall that the entrance, though wide, was pretty bony. I could see it being unacceptable with the seas you experienced. I was looking to see if there were any artifacts back in there as the ragged beach fronting his camp is small and...
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    Klemtu to Port Hardy, central coast, BC 9–22 Oct 2022

    Alex, Out of curiosity when you were at Extended Point was the entrance to Lucy Bay closed out?
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    Klemtu to Port Hardy, central coast, BC 9–22 Oct 2022

    Alex, Superb trip and report thereof. Bill's single digit salute sculpture is somewhere up north. I stumbled upon a photo of it on someone's FB page who was living in either Prince Rupert or somewhere in Haida Gwaii, can't recall which. Photo below. Folks often assign every "camp" they come...
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    Klemtu to Port Hardy, central coast, BC 9–22 Oct 2022

    [CONTINUED IN NEXT POST] [cross-posted at alexsidles.com] Fabulous!
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    Another drysuit thread

    I have had several Kokatat dry suits replaced under warranty. Sometimes when I sent a suit in for water testing I would get pin hole repairs done for a song and sometimes they would notify me that the fabric had failed and that I was getting a new suit. This is on the order of at least 6 new...
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    Paddling across the Strait of Georgia

    I find the skull and crossbones to be effective. Also, it is the only bottle in the cockpit so don't ever ask me to carry any of your containers for you.
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    W or E side of VI

    I agree with both nootka and AM. Depending on what you want you can choose. Paddling around in Puget Sound is much more like the "east side". The "west side" can provide a more outer coast experience.
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    bear protection

    Like Kayakwriter I've found that blowing the roof out of my tent with a shotgun never fails to get results................sorry. I couldn't help myself.
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    SOLD! - Wilderness Systems Zephyr 15.5

    I had a 15.5 Pro for several years and paddled all sizes and versions of the Z. I will say that the Z is a great boat. Good primary and very solid and communicative secondary. Gets to speed quickly and it feels efficient moving from Point A to B. Of all the boats that I have owned and sold I...
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    Kayak Bill interview video

    Thanks for posting. Urs Kallen gave me that video about 10 years ago. I'm glad that CMC has made it public. For whatever reason in my copy of it Bill's voice is louder and much easier to understand.
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    Blake Island, central Puget Sound, WA 20–21 Aug 2022

    When my daughter wanted to get out of her SOT's and have me own SINK I built her an Arctic Tern 14. It worked really well for her.
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    Blake Island, central Puget Sound, WA 20–21 Aug 2022

    Yeah. He has that look, doesn’t he.
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    WTB Wilderness Systems Tempest 170

    A friend is selling her 170 Pro. I'm going paddling with her tomorrow. DM-ing you now.
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