The Graveyard of the Atlantic

November 09, 2017

Kayaking for beginners

Imagine you’re Edward Teach. It’s North Carolina. It’s the early 1700s. You’ve earned yourself a nickname —Blackbeard. The coast of North Carolina is treacherous. It’s often called the Graveyard of the Atlantic because it’s littered with the ghosts of hundreds of ships, from schooners to pirate ships to tankers. The Outer Banks are a pretty tricky place for you, Eddie.

Shoulda bought an Oru.

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Paddles Over Pedicures

November 02, 2017

Hiking with Oru Kayak

For my friend Alex's bachelorette party we had some pretty wild ideas, as bachelorette parties do. Alex’s idea of wild, however, does not include bars, frills or sashes. Alex’s dream celebration involved us getting outside and being as dusty, muddy, and happy as possible.

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Glacier Lagoon

October 26, 2017

Kayaking in Iceland Glacier Lagoon

Heading for the Ice Lagoon, we prepped our Land Rovers and hit the road at 12am from Reykjavik. Pushing through the night, we drove across the south to reach the lagoon for sunrise, arriving in some of calmest conditions I’ve seen out in the water. The sound of towering icebergs flipping over left us considering the dangers of being out amongst the ice, so we used every measure of precaution we could find to ensure our safety.

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Single Track to Liquid Gold

October 19, 2017

Carrying Oru Kayak

I live in a small hippie-hamlet called Nederland, Colorado. Started as a mining town, later in life it’s become a center for jam band music and a free twirling “hippy-redneck” paradise of sorts. Nestled against the eastern side of the Continental Divide, I live to play in my backyard.

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Freedom on the Water

October 12, 2017

Kayaking Rocky Mountain National Park

For me, freedom is everything. The freedom to roam, the freedom to adventure to all of the great and wondrous places. The freedom to explore every nook and cranny of this crazy beautiful place we call home. The freedom to create your own experiences and discover a spot, a view, an angle that would otherwise be out of reach.

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A Paddle Through the Past

October 05, 2017

Kayaking in New Brunswick

Growing up on the East Coast of Canada, my childhood revolved around water. Lakes, rivers, the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean were my playground. If my memory serves me correctly, I spent most of my days running and playing outside, coming home only for ‘supper’ as it's known on the east coast. 

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