Category Archives: cold water kayaking

Winter Paddling’s Best Friend — Toaster Mitts

NRS Toaster mitts are not a new product. In fact, they have been around for a long time and are now listed as an NRS closeout, but they are new to me. I’ve been paddling with Toaster Mitts since November … Continue reading

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Kayaking is Safe — Only if you make it that way

For most people kayaking is a relaxing and relatively safe sport. However, as can be seen in several recent news stories, kayaking can also be dangerous — and even deadly. One of these news stories recounts a January 9th kayaking … Continue reading

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‘Perfect Storm’ of Conditions Leads to Kayaker Death

In a tragic accident during a honeymoon trip, a kayaker died of accidental drowning in the waters of Frenchman Bay last Sunday. The purpose of this blog post is not to judge the decisions made by this kayaker or to … Continue reading

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Lessons from Cold Water Boot Camp

While paddling from the Commercial Street Boat Launch to the mouth of Little River the other day, I crossed paths with two other Belfast kayakers who were also out enjoying the brilliant December sunshine. Winter paddling is not for everyone, … Continue reading

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