Single handily, the worst part of kayaking is actually carrying the thing. To help make it easier, Brian Evans developed a clip-on device that allows you to balance the kayak on your shoulders.
“We based the Carry Yak design on the simple truth that balance can be found in heavy objects to lighten any weight,” Evans said. “Distributing the kayak weight makes it easier to carry.”
Developed and manufactured in Nova Scotia, the kayak carrier is made of stainless steel, plastic with foam shoulder pads, can now be ordered online at www.carryyak.com for $147. It isn’t currently in stores yet but they hope to get that sorted out in the very near future.
Thanks Rob for the tip.
The world of kayaking expeditions received a huge exposure boost these past two weeks when Jon Turk and Erik Boomer were interviewed in both The New York Times and Canada’s weekly news magazine, Macleans.
Jon Turk and Erik Boomer are also in the running for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year for their successful circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. The time to vote is over now and we should be hearing who won sometime in mid February.
Tired of paying way too much for your kayak? Next time get yourself the Intex Challenger K1 Kayak supplied by
For only ₤30 you can get an inflatable kayak that is so well designed it feels like you are floating over the water when you paddle along as evidenced by the above photo-realistic representation on the packaging.
Thanks to Photoshop Disasters for the post.
Hortense Morris always wanted to learn how to kayak so for her birthday her family organized an outing so she could experience it. This wasn’t your typical family birthday paddling day-trip. Hortense is 99 years old.
[blockquote]"It was wonderful," Hortense said. "I would love to do it again."
She paddled part of the time, but not the entire hour.
"I'm not used to it, and I didn't want to overdo it," she said. "But I paddled off and on. I wasn't lazy."
This idea started last year on her 98th birthday when she was talking to her grandson, George Morris, who happens to be a guide with Kayak Amelia.
"She said that if she was still feeling good next year, she wanted to go kayaking," George Morris said.
Well, this is next year and Hortense Morris is feeling just fine, thank you very much. She lives in the
And she confessed that she couldn't wait to tell everyone else back there about her trip.
"They already think I'm crazy."[/blockquote]
I found this interesting article the other day about Hamish Reid and Paddy Moran who decided to paddling along State Highway 73 in New Zealand after it flooded during a recent rainstorm.
"It is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have seen it flooded a few times and always thought it would be fun to kayak along the highway," Hamish Reid said.
Though their trip seemed a bit drier then when Kellie Maier decided to go kayaking down Highway 12 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina back in September 2010.
Top Photo Credit: Eleanor Reid
Bottom Photo credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson
Norway has been on my top 5 countries to visit for a long time so I was pleased to discover that I could go paddling there (at least in my head) without the uncomfortable plane ride.
The gang from World Wild Adventure recently put this video together:
Duane Strosaker from the website rollordrown.com is counting himself lucky after he survived an attack by a great white shark back on Monday (August 2). The excitement occurred during a 7 nautical mile crossing back to Gaviota State Beach, CA. Around 12:40 a shark swam up beside him and gently took a big bite.