Monday, August 09, 2010

Lessons Learned From a Bad Day on Blackstrap

Here is an interesting article that appeared in the recent Star Phoenix. It makes the case for, among other things, receiving proper paddling instruction and interviews Kevin from Eb's and Viki from Kingston Kayak Instruction (see here for a recent post relating to lessons I took from Viki).

For those not from the region, Blackstrap Lake is a long narrow prairie lake set in a valley. Winds can come up quickly and would be funnelled and intensified within the valley.

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1 comment:

  1. Great article. I remeber seeing canoeist on the Ottawa river with nothing but coats on thinking if the wind comes up (as it's funneled wind) your dead. Courses are great however you can't teach common sense or experience. Not trying to sound above this...cause when I started I was just was dumb.
    Neat article...thanks!