Tag Archives: white water kayaking

A Dry Run

I bought a drysuit for Ian. Well, for all of us, but more about that another day. Back to Ian. He hates getting soaked on the river. Now mind you, he’s the kid that hates getting splashed and wet in … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This Show Going!

The sound of fish hitting the surface of the water and birds chirping as yellow and red leaves fluttered down from the autumn trees provided a calming backdrop for our evening after a busy day. Ian participated in the Tomahawk … Continue reading

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5 Methods that Helped Us Introduce Our Kid Under 5 to Whitewater

    IMPORTANT This entry is not meant to be a substitute for common sense, or a treatise on child care. The purpose is to provide suggestions as what has worked successfully for my family and friends who have ventured … Continue reading

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15 Years

15 years ago today, a raft guide yanked me out of my boat and dropped me in the Ocoee. 15 years ago today I agreed to a first date with a raft guide. 15 years ago today my life forever … Continue reading

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Let me tell ya ’bout the best friends…

Brinn’s carpal tunnel and nerve damage to his elbow has worsened recently, so his surgeon has scheduled surgery for next Thursday. Two weeks out from surgery, Brinn started brining pork loins and preparing to smoke a feast so I called … Continue reading

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Your New Favorite Gear

As I sit here warm and dry, I’ve had time to contemplate some of the best gear available on the market, and I’ve formed some opinions about which brands and products boaters should be buying. It’s not like I’m actually … Continue reading

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Different River, Different Man

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” –Heraclitus, Greek philosopher While Brinn and I have been working on maintaining a positive outlook regarding the end of 2016, … Continue reading

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Land of the Noon Day Sun

The Nantahala River gorge, in Bryson City, North Carolina, winds its way through the most beautiful scenery one can possibly view during a whitewater paddle. Despite the roadside access during the entire 8 miles of this run, boaters enjoy breathtaking … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Marry a Boater Gal

Over the years Brinn and I have met and boated with many married paddlers, but we’ve also met just as many single boaters. Most of these single boaters have been men. Men who insist that they just aren’t ready to … Continue reading

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Boro Kayaking

It happened sometime back in April. After the local Muddy Rivers Festival, put on at our local Spring Creek, Brinn and I found ourselves new members of the Boro Kayaking Facebook Group. The Facebook description states: “This is a group of … Continue reading

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