Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paddling Sausalito

Off Sausalito

A motor yacht's bright topsides

Reflect paddler.


steven said...

a yakker's haiku! cool work dan! steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream.

Jonesin for a kayak turns out to be a GOOD thing, yes? I say yes.

Sabio Lantz said...

I love the photos of kayaking!
Hey, I recently ran into this Buddhist Blog with poetry. This post in particular was interesting.
Thought you may enjoy:

Rathnashikamani said...

Amazing images!

Alden Smith said...

I do a lot of sea kayaking myself here in New Zealand Dan. I am intrigued by your kayak - from the reflection it looks like its a folding kayak? - I have an interest in the Klepper folding kayak, do know this kayak? - one of these was paddled across the Atlantic! can you believe it!! - nice to see how much your blog has developed since I last commented - good stuff!

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Alden,

That kayak is a recreational hydrid sea kayak. It is a sit on top with a tie on hard shell top to make it feel like a sit inside kayak. It was made for only a year or two and then discontinued when the company was swallowed up by a big corporation. A good yak, but slow and quite heavy: about 74 pounds.

I now have a nicer yak. Eddyline Fathom. I do not know much about the Klepper Aerius, but I do know that one crossed the Atlantic. Wow. I have heard they are cumbersome to paddle, slow and hard to turn, but I have never actually tried one.