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Why spend months of planning, weeks of preparation and packing, then 930 miles of driving, a border crossing, a ferry ride, all to skinny into a 22” wide boat and paddle 60 plus miles in a potentially dangerous ...

Musings of a Paddler: Kayaking the Canadian Gulf Islands

Blog, Customer Profiles, Murrelet kayak, Paddling Trips

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BY JOHN LOCKWOOD I grew up hunting and fishing in a twenty foot Grumman canoe. At age five my Dad took me on my first float trips down the Current and Eleven Point River in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri. Since ...

A Love of Public Land

Blog, Murrelet kayak, Osprey Triple, Paddling Trips

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The San Juan Islands are one of those iconic Northwest paddling destinations I am lucky to say I have explored a number of times. Cypress Island is one of the wildest and unpopulated large islands due to the fact there ...

Cypress Island: Best Free Weekend Kayak Trip in the San Juan Islands

Blog, Coho, Paddling Trips

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Just across Admiralty Inlet, a short distance Southeast from Pygmy's showroom, sit two islands: Indian & Marrowstone Island.  They are part of our daily routine and can be seen on any clear day.  While acknowledged ...

Circumnavigating Indian Island and Marrowstone Island By Kayak

Blog, Murrelet kayak, Paddling Trips

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My Pygmy Experience By Joshua Howland, Eagle Scout Above: Scout removing wire placeholders. Most weeks for the past few years, a dedicated Scouting family, Rich and Katy Wilkens, have hosted a kayak building ...

Troop 582: Scouts Build Their Own Kayaks and Paddle 65 Miles in 8 Days

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COME PADDLE WITH US: All Abilities, All Ages, All Ladies! If you have a kayak, even if it isn't a Pygmy, we are gathering up for a fun day on the Port Townsend waterfront Sunday, July 21st. This event has been so ...

Ladies Paddling Day: July 21, 2013

Blog, Events, Paddling Trips

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By Steve Smolinski Longtime paddler and wooden kayak builder Steve Smolinski has written for Sports Focus Magazine. This is his first book. He and his wife paddle their hand-built kayaks in and near DC, as well as ...

30 Kayaking Tours within One Hour of Washington, DC

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