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W2C, Waccamaw to Charleston

Published on March 15th, 2010 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

FYI, on April 9th, 2010 I will begin paddling from Lake Waccamaw NC to Charleston SC.I will be doing this for the pleasure of it and hopefully to raise awareness in the region about the human impact on the Waccamaw River, Winyah Bay and the salt marshe... Read More


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Wearing your PFD

Published on March 15th, 2010 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

Just a short rant.Any rational paddler knows that not wearing a PFD is foolish, but did you know that it is also selfish and inconsiderate ? Not wearing a PFD puts other members of a paddling group at higher risk during rescue for several reasons. ... Read More


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Guided trip on the Intracoastal

Published on October 13th, 2009 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

Hello All! Long time no talky.I have recently returned from a very interesting and pleasant paddle down the coast. A local author and professor needed a guide for himself and a friend. "D", the author, had been commisioned to write an article that cent... Read More


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Cownose Rays

Published on January 28th, 2009 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

A good friend just sent an e-mail with some incredible photos. These are thousands of "Cownose" or "Golden" Rays off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. They migrate from FL to Mexico and back again every year.Many times in the outdoors we experience nat... Read More


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Kayak Touring Class

Published on January 24th, 2009 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

Hi y'all! I will be teaching an introductory kayak touring class at Great Outdoor Provision Co.'s Wilmington location. The class is unfortunately named "Coastal Kayak Trip Planning", but in the future it will be named "Introduction to Kayak Touring". ... Read More


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Boat Pimpin’

Published on January 8th, 2009 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

A good friend of mine and former student is ....uh...very...uh...particular about some things, specificaly, gear and outfitting. he sent me these photos of how he tricked out his boat for sea kayaking. The boat is a P&H, Capella 166 RM. So yer stuf... Read More


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Masonboro Island Circumnavigation

Published on January 8th, 2009 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

Some of us occasionally need a little challenge in our lives. Not the typical day to day challenge of rush hour traffic and making ends meet, but something more primal, more visceral. A couple of intrepid kayakers joined me recently for just such a ... Read More


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First Post

Published on December 15th, 2008 | by Robert L. Smith, Jr.

Hello and welcome! Thanks to Melissa's urging I have created this blog to share my love of kayaking and our planet. I look forward to experiencing the things that I will be writing about on this site. That's all for now, I'm off to have an experience!... Read More


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Published on November 9th, 2006 | by sirbikesalot.com - NC mountain biking

sirbikesalot.com - Eastern North Carolina mountain bike videos, photos, trails I am Sir Bikes-a-lot and this is my mtb site. Turner - Mtbr.com Forums ... Read More


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