Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Kayaking in Coastal BC

Coastal BC is a great place for kayaking. There are lots of protected inlets and bays to explore for the novice and expert alike. We started by renting kayaks at Powell River Sea Kayaks. They have excellent equipment and guides. When we were sure we liked the sport (and we did), we purchased one of their used models at a really good price.

We call our kayak the big yellow banana for obvious reasons. She turns lots of heads when we drive around town or onto the ferry with her on top of our little Ford Tempo.

This is a back seat view from our Current Designs two-person Libra XT. It is very stable even in rough water and has plenty of storage space for overnight camping. It is also great for fishing as you can see.

We have lots of days when the weather is excellent for heading out over open water. In summer, our biggest fear is running into one of those huge pleasure yachts heading up to Desolation Sound. You know what they call kayaks don't you -- speed bumps!

But with a kayak, you can find destinations such as this one that you can have all to yourself. You can read more about our kayaking and boating adventures in Up the Strait at www.PowellRiverBooks.com. -- Margy

15 comments:

  1. Any adventures shared are fun don't you think?

    Great!

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  2. It is good to see you wearing a life jacket.
    Great area and the silence must have been wonderful

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  3. Great K post, I like the speed bump idea.
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    outhousecapitalofcanada.blogspot.com

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  4. I enjoyed your K, as the photo's reminded me of my many BC visits.

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  5. Your photos are just beautiful,great choices for K:o)

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  6. You captured some beautiful scenery in your photo. Looks like a lot of fun and I bet you see some beautiful sites of nature on your venture.

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  7. These are gorgeous shots of the area around where you live! I've never tried kayaaking but I might be willing on a very calm day! lol Welcome to ABC Wednesdays! :D

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  8. beautiful pictures and a super “K” idea

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  9. We did the sea kayak excursion at Ketchikan, Alaska (up the coast a bit from you.) I would do it again in a heartbeat, and would own a kayak, too, if I didn't live in the desert.

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  10. Great photo's. What a lovely place!

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  11. Now that's the third kayak I have seen today! Yours has a great adventure with it tho! beautiful scenery too!

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  12. Thank you to everyone for coming to see my K is for kayak pictures. I hope you get a chance to visit Powell River someday. If you do, maybe I'll see you out on the chuck. - Margy

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  13. Very lovely photos. I hope you had a fun time:)

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  14. Thank you for visiting my ABC post. I love your 3rd Kayak picture. It is an incredible photograph!
    Your Book buisness is fascinating. Kudos for being involved in such an awesome project.
    I love your link list to other BC bloggers. I am adding you to my bookmarks.

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