Last updated: Journal entries to 29-July-2015, images to 29-July-2015.
I participated in the Race to Alaska this year (2015). 750 miles from Port Townsend Washington to Ketchican Alaska, and I did well for a kayak! The fastest sailboat took only 7 days, it took me 25 days, but I did the course! I normally don't do races and was only racing to beat the sweep boat. I took notes along the way, then typed them up and included them all, you can read them now starting here. The pictures are there, and tracks from my GPS in the maps.
I traveled to Thailand to kayak around more Karsk islands in Pang Nga Bay and Khao Sok lake.
Bo Barnes does the Sojourn, a benifit paddle for Bay Access and the SF Bay Water trail every year. I joined him this year.
Here are some great shots of me surfing in Mendocino.
The same group as last year went to Vancouver Island in July 2010, this time Kyoquot Sound.
I went to Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, BC, July 2009.
I paddled from Loreto to La Paz April 2009,
I paddled southern Oregon from Florence to the California border. This means I have now paddled the entire Pacific Coast of the contiguous US! Around 1500 miles in a kayak if I had done it all in one trip. My friends in BASK declaired me the "Czar of the Left Coast" for this accomplishment. The southern Oregon pictures have been uploaded and you can look at them starting here. The journal entries are there now as well as maps.
All the journal entries, maps, image pages and individual images can be found by entring a word or short phrase below. (Maryly Snow made me add this feature).
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I do keep my personal journal up-to-date in a Word file, and then have to translate it into HTML. The pictures are uploaded sooner than the text, so look at those while waiting for me to find time to catch up. The conversion of the text to HTML used to be difficult because someone who knew the chronology and the maps had to maintain all the hyperlinks. (Namely me). I used to say that this could not be done by a program, but then I built an SQL database and wrote PHP scripts to make much of the organization automatic. This makes it easier to keep the text on this WEB site up-to-date!
My friend Luis Valentino once said "You should have a picture of yourself on your home page
with the caption 'The intrepid kayaker ... '". The image below (different every time you visit!)
is the final result of that suggestion.
The intrepid kayaker off Samuel H Bordman State Park
Taken on 7/26/2008 .
Links to related images: Nearby. Date. Map. Story.
This living digital version of the document includes tens of megabytesof digital photographs referenced in the pages,and through a collection of small "postage stamp" images referenced by beach in alphabetical order.
I went to Isla Carmen south of Loreto in April 2008. Pictures, maps and stories are online.
The stories about my fall 2007 trip on the Pacific coast of Baja are now all on-line! The pictures and maps are also up-to-date.
Look at the pictures from my trip down the northern half of Oregon in 2007, or read all about it.
Look at the pictures or read all about my trip in 2007 from Santa Rosalia to Loreto in Baja.
I went to Vietnam to kayak in Halong Bay.
I paddled out the Strait of Juan de Fuca, down the entire Pacific coast of Washington and in the Columbia river. The pictures start here.
I went on a Quest to find the Valley of the Palms on Guardian Angel Island in the Sea of Cortez off Baja. Here is a picture of some of the palm trees, follow the links to see more images from that trip.
Pictures from a trip to the LeConte Glacier in Alaska start here.
Read about the trip around Isla Tiburon in the Gulfo de California (Sea of Cortez).
Maps and pictures from the April 2004 trip across the Sea of Cortez.
The maps and text for the August 2003 expedition from San Simeon to Point Sal.
Images and text for a trip to Yelapa in December of 2002.
Images for the trip down the Li River in China in October of 2002.
In January of 2000 I took a class and build an Aleut Eskimo style kayak or Baidarka.
Some biographical stories.