23rd Annual WMCKA Symposium

I have a great fondness for the West Michigan Coastal Kayakers’ Association and Symposium. WMCKA is one of the great clubs in the mid-west and probably the US. Their annual

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Diane Carr Michigan Kayaker and Artist

Diane Carr of Traverse City Michigan attends the WMCKA Symposium every year as an instructor. She is also an artist. I was trying to look up her e-mail address to

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Jeff Allen Keynote Speaker for WMCKA Symposium 2009

Jeff Allen renown expedition paddler, BCU Coach, and contributor to the increasingly awesome Ocean Paddler magazine will be the WMCKA Keynote Speaker for our 2009 symposium. Jeff Allen is one

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WMCKA Sea Kayak Symposium 2008-My Home is The Sea

WMCKA Sea Kayak Symposium 2008 My Home is the Sea Every year I attend the WMCKA Sea Kayaking Symposium it takes me a few days to absorb the impact of

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Flotnar 4th Annual Ice paddle on Lake Michigan South Haven

Flotnar 4th Annual Ice paddle on Lake Michigan in South Haven Jim Viviano and I decided to try for an Icepaddle two weeks ago. The ice cliffs on the Lake

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Wind, Waves, Wine 2007

This year’s Wind, Waves, and Wine event was moved to Lake Michigan Recreation Area north of Ludington. Blessed with fortune I left work on Friday to arrive at exactly the

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The Romantic Journey-WMCKA Symposium 2007

I picked Jon Turk up at the Kalamazoo airport on Friday after work. I’d heard that he wasn’t as chatty and vivacious as some of the younger pups we’d had

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Into the blue

I am more accustomed to the smell of chlorine these last few weeks than the smell of fresh air. The lakes have finally started to freeze over. I am blessed

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