Lake Michigan Saugatuck Sea Kayak Day Trip June 28, 2008

Sea Kayak Trip Lake Michigan, Saugatuck After several months of feeling sub-standard, experiencing new low ebbs of my fitness and strength, and consequently feeling very low in spirits; the wind

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Vampire Weekend Ann Arbor

The snow hit Kalamazoo wet and heavy yesterday. Just as Laura and I were planning to leave for Ann Arbor to see Vampire Weekend. I got stuck twice in a

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Bad Mojo-Broken Paddle

Some days you can’t get a break, and then you do… I seem to be on a run of bad luck that won’t quit. I’ve finally gotten all the right

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Surfing Sucks, well Suction…

Surfing hydraulics are indeed the stuff of legends. Once the waves start to top out at 8 feet or so they can do some pretty impressive things. When the waves

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Pit of Dread

I made the after work foray to South Haven south beach yesterday. The wind was up again, 20-25 knots out of the northwest, gusting to 30 knots. I had the

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End of Summer Surf Session

Jason Roon and I headed out to South Haven with the wind roaring in the treetops like an angry lion wanted them to fall over. We arrived on South Haven

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Stolen Moments

Funny how things move in cycles. When the wind started to howl, I woke to check the weather report and the surf cam. Making promises of future familial devotion and

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Waiting for it to blow

Now as always, I am waiting for the storms of spring to bring some waves my way. The waiting is killing me. Watching the lake cam when it’s calm is

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Confidence, the virtue of the damned.

I saw the wind was dropping off. After my beating earlier in the week, my pride was fanny smacked, and wanted another shot at the title. So I saddled back

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No one knows you are a kayak ninja when you’re dead.

I cycled in to work yesterday through driving snow and building wind. My bike pushed me about 2 feet side ways with one solid gust on a downhil portion of

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