Posted on April 1, 2013 by

Kayaking the Great Bear, A Search for Wilderness

I often find myself daydreaming about taking a couple of weeks off work for an epic fishing adventure. As much as I love fishing warm southern waters, traveling north and fishing cold water virtually untouched by man is what really piques my interests. This video, Kayaking the Great Bear, is exactly the type of trip I’d love to do!

After discussing the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline–which would carry bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to the Great Bear rainforest of northern British Columbia, three friends decided to go see the area for themselves. Having heard that hidden in the rainforest which surrounds the twisting pacific channels are tiny abandoned trappers’ cabins, the group packed everything they would need for eight days into their kayaks and headed out into the world’s largest temperate rainforest in search of something which is becoming increasingly rare: wilderness.

The group was made up of:
Spencer Taft, masters ecology student
Daniel Robb, extreme outdoor adventurer and guide
Paul Manning-Hunter, Canadian National Whitewater Kayak Slalom team member

via Moldychum

Posted on May 26, 2010 by

Wavewalk Kayak Super Stability Demo

We’ve covered the Wavewalk kayaks before, and this video is just as impressive as the last, if not just for the guy’s cardio. I feel tired just watching him! Definitely looks like a great fishing kayak that could handle some really big fish. I’d love to have one of these on the Toronto Islands, or better yet dropped out of a helicopter on to Little Vermilion. But now I’m just dreaming…

Posted on September 3, 2009 by

I Love To Shop!

OK, I really don’t like shopping, but I do like spending money, which is really unfortunate, because I don’t have a lot. I did however, make two big purchases this week, and they cost me nothing. I got a new underwater video camera (the same one Jon just purchased, the Sanyo WH1), which was a late birthday/Fathers day present and a new kayak.

Some of you may remember I picked up a used canoe last year and had hoped to use it regularly. I’m ashamed to say it, but I haven’t used it once this year. It was a pretty beat up canoe, but despite its looks, it worked just fine. The reason I never used it is because no one would go canoing with me, and since the canoe was a good 80+lbs, transporting it to and from the roof of my car wasn’t an option. Well today I sold it, and with the money I received I was able to buy myself a new entry level kayak that was on sale because its an older model. I don’t have an excuses not to be using this new toy, its half the length of the old canoe, and weighs only 26 pounds!

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Pelican Break SE Kayak

Its nothing fancy, but it’ll get the job done!

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