Making a Paddle – Twice Warmed

I grew up in a house heated with wood. Usually, in the summer, my brother and I spent beaucoup time out at the wood pile, sweating away, cutting long logs into short sticks and then splitting those sticks and THEN stacking those split pieces. I don’t recall too many late nights during my teenage summers, we were too tired from the advance planning for wood … Continue reading Making a Paddle – Twice Warmed

Holiday Classic revised

Twas the night before freezeup and all through the land not a paddler was stirring – not even a kayaker the paddles were stored in their cases with care in the hopes that open water soon would be there the children were nestled all snug behind the counter while visions of paddling danced in their heads with ma making dough and I behind the camera … Continue reading Holiday Classic revised

SUP in a lake, simple paddleboarding

It’s been awhile since I surveyed the “industry” that wavetrainSUP seems to be in. In this case, I searched Twitter for the keyword “paddleboard”. Wow. Either wavetrainSUP is an outlier or…I don’t know. I found nothing about the simple pleasure of paddleboarding. It’s not all surfing and racing after all. There’s plenty of space for getting out on a nice summer day. Of course it’s … Continue reading SUP in a lake, simple paddleboarding

Skis are in storage and the paddles are back out

Spring must be here. Canoecopia is the proof. Or at least we’re close to spring. Part of me thinks a big March snowstorm is lurking, but even with that there still is not enough snow time left to get in skiing shape, so let’s bring on spring. This past weekend was a busy one with Canoecopia taking place. The aisles looked as crowded as always. … Continue reading Skis are in storage and the paddles are back out