Category Archives: Kayak Season

Perfect Late Summer Day on Scappoose Bay

Before I saw her, I heard her rustling in the tall grass on the bank above me.  I looked up, and then I saw her.  Her rump, back, neck, head, with ears standing tall and alert: a doe.  She stopped … Continue reading

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Gigantic, global forces at play

It was only a glimpse of the gigantic, global forces at play.  I was being drawn out by the backflow of the surf – the great suction of the outgoing tide plus the strong downstream current of the river. Conflicting … Continue reading

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Lives not governed by the monotonous routine

Every adventure demonstrates that our lives are not governed by the monotonous routine.  And every kayak trip is like a good cigar:  one of the most enjoyable parts is the memory of it. But I found my most recent kayak … Continue reading

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You expect to get wet

I embrace being exposed to the elements. That’s why, during our return paddle on the Tualatin River, I didn’t mind when a drenching rain cut loose from the clouds. What’s the difference? When you go kayaking, you expect to get … Continue reading

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