paddle training next year?

VERY EXCITING NEWS. Putting the exact date on the calendar makes it seem closer.

When planning next summer … think on this:

No doubt we will put together a paddling trip sometime next year. To practice entry, exit, transition. Do some 2-3hr sessions. Mock the race.

Tahoe is kayak. I’m happy we are not in canoe or rafts.

I’ve done multi-day kayak trips in Baja, New Zealand and Canada.

One option would have us to book a few days to the Broken Group Islands out of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. it’s the #1 kayak destination in Canada. Open ocean. But VERY safe.

Logistics: Fly to Vancouver, bus to terminal, ferry to Nanaimo, my parents would drive us possibly to the home of Hardy and Cynthia Fink in Port Alberni where we would organize. From there we could ferry to the Broken Islands, Pacific Rim National Park.

It’s very convenient to rent kayaks from the Lady Rose company ($35 / day). Or you could drive and bring your own.

Hardy has a kayaks, as well, we could likely borrow.

I haven’t spoken with him at all about this, but we’ve stayed with Hardy and Cynthia many times on our Vancouver Island trips. They love hosting.

Transport via Victoria, BC, is a less convenient option logistically.

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An alternative is a paddle hike to nearby Della Falls. Transport is no problem for us. My father could get us to the trailhead.

We could do both in a week, actually.

Other paddle trip options? Leave a response.

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