Janet’s First Paddle in Her Tsunami Kayak

When I moved from New Bern to Wilmington a few months ago, I brought with me a sleek, long, narrow ocean-going kayak named a Nigel Dennis Romney Excel, made in England.  It was used, extensively renovated and sold to me by my good friend Bill Webb.  It is 16 1/2…


 
 

Twin Rivers Paddle Club Tandem Rescue Clinic

On the cloudy but warm afternoon of April 17, the Twin Rivers Paddle Club convened at the New Bern YMCA. Several experienced members of the club lead a kayak rescue clinic. The club has conducted several clinics in the past and plans to conduct one or two more clinics this…


 
 

Burnt Creek to Smith Creek

On April 2 Janet and I had not paddled for a couple weeks so we were anxious to get on the water.  The weather was a beautifully blue sky and deceptively warm in the sun.  But in the shade or in the wind it was noticeably cool.  We mistakenly did…


 
 

Long Leaf Park Biking

On the sunny but cool and windy afternoon of Sunday, March 24, Janet and Bob went bike riding at Long Leaf New Hanover County Park.  The park is a beautiful large open area covered with moderately disbursed tall pine trees. Visitors are allowed to park anywhere in the park between…