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Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:27 am
by irrationalsolutions
everytime you post about a water hiking trip it makes me want to do it. you are lucky!

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:31 am
by DarenN
irrationalsolutions wrote:everytime you post about a water hiking trip it makes me want to do it. you are lucky!
but you have warm water.........

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:37 am
by irrationalsolutions
its hot now with warm water. give it a few weeks and it will be hotter out with hot water. thats the thing about here. the winters are nice but the summers will kill you.

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:48 am
by realityguy
Here you go,Daren..I'm not too knowledgable about seaweed names unless it's from China or Hawaii and the wife is cooking it....or it's nori on sushi.. :mrgreen: (she cooks up some weird Sh*t.. :o )

http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/ezidwe ... /index.php

I know a lot of it is edible around here.Because a lot of it soaks up pollution,I don't make a habit of eating it.
Limpets,great for bait for bottom fish,used to catch a lot of sea perch and flounder on those as kids..in Hawaii they call them Opihi..and they cost about $20+ a pound.They soak them in a Korean style sauce(soysauce,salt,hawaiian peppers..?).
I haven't eaten much weird seafood around here other than lots of mussels, oysters,and all the different types of clams.In Hawaii I ate more of the oddball stuff...all types of fishes,slipper lobster,samoan crab,blue crab,opihi,sea cucumbers..other things I didn't want to know what it was.If it grows or moves, they'll eat it over there.. :lol:
Nice trip and pictures!

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:30 am
by Roy
Hi Daren,

I'm not sure about the Broken Group but I am thinking I should be able to do some gentle paddling by mid July.

Cheers,

Roy.

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:38 am
by irrationalsolutions
darren

just wondering im sure it out of my price range but how much does one of those really nice hand made kayaks run these days?

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:42 am
by DarenN
irrationalsolutions wrote:darren

just wondering im sure it out of my price range but how much does one of those really nice hand made kayaks run these days?
about five grand. depends on what you want.

Daren........

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:52 am
by irrationalsolutions
thats not bad. its cheaper then i thought. :D

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:22 am
by zelph
Roy, we teach the man to use alcohol stoves and what does he use to cook his meals, wood and a canister stove. :mrgreen:

Daren, terrific photos!!!! Thanks a million, very inspiring.

Did you go over and bother the biologists like they asked? :D
Interesting archeology info about the chell /sand formation created by the ancient inhabitants of the island. I was surprised that the island could support the small deer.

When do you use your DIY wood paddler or has it been deemed too nice to use :D

Re: June Solo Kayak Trip.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:40 pm
by Ridgerunner
Very nice pics Daren, I'm glad you took a backup camera just like Zelph also noticed you had a backup stove. Zelph, I'm sure both those stoves are daren's DIY products so not using alky is OK. I don't know about eating all that green seaweed products. As a kid growing up, the one thing I could not stand but was required to eat a portion of was cooked spinish. I said it was like eating seaweed. I still don't like it unless it is raw. Awesome trip, thanks for sharing the pics. :D