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Spring training

We can see that the east is in flood, the boys in PNW are just givin’ ‘er already and up here in Canada we are still ski touring. However the weather has finally broken and spring is upon us. Time to dust off the cobwebs and get training. Advice from the...
JK Journey 14 review

JK Journey 14 review

My kayaking passion is ocean rock gardening (ducking in and out of the rocks and waves). So for me the true test for a kayak is how does it handle dynamic water in close with the rocks. Swell was 4.5 feet at 18 seconds today so it made for some challenging conditions,...

417 miles down the San Joaquin!

I have had the privilege of working with Steve Starcher over the last few years. He runs the San Joaquin River Stewardship Program that helps get tons of people out on the river for the first time. He sent me this story about an expedition from the headwaters of his...

My Jackson Journey Begins

I am Super excited and honored to be a member of the Jackson Exploration Team. Living on the coast of Maine gives me unlimited opportunities for paddling and exploring. And Jackson has a boat for everything. It is so sweet to promote a company whose boats and service...

A New Journey Begins

What do you get when you combine a new Jackson Kayak Journey, new Werner Performance Core paddles, and Sapporo Ichiban Hot & Spicy Chicken ramen noodles? Lots of extra energy! Led a small group to a remote campsite to watch the Leonid meteor shower. Decided it was...

A journey with the whales

This weekend I had the chance to bring my 13.5 Journey out on the St-Lawrence river in Les escoumins near Tadoussac in Qu├ębec. The area between Tadoussac and Les Escoumins is world renowned for whale watching. You can easily see the whale from the shore, but sitting...

Wait For It

No road access + no hiking trails + no cell phone service + no electricity = no problem. Me and my paddle partner were on our own. The location is paddle-in only, just over eight miles one-way. After the sun set, the Milky Way and thousands of stars painted the...

Sunrise from Journey at French Lake, OK

My favorite time to paddle is early morning in the pre-dawn hours and just after dawn. It is so quiet and peaceful! So many times, we do not stop to enjoy the moment in which we live. Every time I kayak, I am reminded that life is a journey not a destination. My...