Playing in the Waves with the Marine Police Saturday, 05 December 2015
My buddy Erik and I were out for a short paddle in Toronto this morning and had a funny experience. The plan was to go out the Toronto Harbour via the Western Gap then out and around Ontario Place (8.6km). Paddling just south of Ontario Place one of the marine police boats went by us on a regular patrol. After it went by we did a bit of surfing from catching the waves from the boats wake. Just then the boat did a 180 and came back our way. The cop sticks his head out of the boats cab, "hey, you guys want us to make some waves?" So we spent the next 15 minutes playing around while the police boat drove around us. Pretty sure they loved it as much as we did.
How Many NFL Stadiums Can You Visit by Kayak Only? Monday, 23 February 2015
Did you know it's possible to navigate your way to every single NFL stadium in the US by kayak? It's true. A couple of days ago Reddit user, /Bhockzer posted the routes to every single one. And while he did have to be "navigationally creative" for a couple, it's possible to paddle to your next big game even if it's via a storm creek. Here is part of the full post: Take St. Lawrence Seaway to access the Atlantic Ocean from the Great Lakes. Be on the lookout for sea monsters, vikings, wayward Pilgrims, and Explorers. Gillette Stadium (NE) > Neponset River > Atlantic Ocean MetLife Stadium (Jets & Giants) > Upper Bay > Newark Bay > Hudson River > Atlantic Ocean Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles) > Delaware River > Atlantic Ocean M & T Bank Stadium (Bal.) > Chesapeake Bay > Atlantic Ocean FedEx Field (Wash.) > Cattail Branch > Beaverdam Creek > Anacostia River > Potomac River > Atlantic Ocean Everbank Field (Jax) > St. Johns River > Atlantic Ocean SunLife Stadium (Miami) > Royal Glades Canal > Atlantic Ocean Bank of America Stadium (Panthers) > Irwin Creek > Sugar Creek > Catawabe River > Fishing Creek Lake > Wateree Lake > Wateree River > Lake Marion > Lake Moultrie > Cooper River > Charleston Harbon > Atlantic Ocean Photo credit: Heinz Field HDR | Flickr by Jacob Caddy Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic / CC BY-NC 2.0
Crazy is the Only Word to Describe Justine Curgenven's Expedition Film, "Kayaking the Aleutians" Saturday, 24 January 2015
Sea Kayak explorer, Justine Curgenven just posted a new trailer of her most recent expectation where she joined Sarah Outen and set-out to paddle the 2,500 kilometer length of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. Judging by the trailer, it looks like one of the craziest adventures either of them has been on in quite a while.
Wondered What's on the Other Side of the Ocean? This Map Will Tell You Monday, 17 November 2014
Have you ever stood on a beach looking out on the ocean and wondered what country is directly over there? If so, this map is for you. I'm going to send this map to my mother as I have a vivid memory of me and my brothers standing on a beach in Florida during one Spring Break and her telling us that we were staring at Australia. Not sure why that memory stands out... Pro top: Click on the map above for a larger version.