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2015 Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race

The forecast for Saturday morning continued to switch between rain and clear but not too cold. Mid April in northeast Ohio could be sunny and hot, cold and snowing, or anywhere in between. This is why we had waited until the last few hours of early registration prior to signing up for the 2015 Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race. Race day turned out to be absolutely perfect with sunny blue skies and temperatures that made shorts and a T-shirt comfortable on the water. The rain earlier in the week put the river flow around 3.5 feet Continue reading 2015 Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race

Perception Sport Rhythm 11 Kayak Review

The Perception Sport Rhythm 11 is technically the wife’s boat but I have paddled it many times. This is the second paddling season we have owned the Perception Sport and Future Beach Fusion . Both purchased at Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Perception was purchased for $400 while the Fusion was purchased for $219. In my opinion both boats are Continue reading Perception Sport Rhythm 11 Kayak Review

Kayaking – How to Have an Enjoyable Trip

We all want our kayaking trips to be enjoyable.  With a little forethought and knowledge you will be doing much better than blindly heading out .  If you are new to the sport or thinking about renting some boats for your once a year trip then this post is for you.

I saw this FaceBook post last Saturday and had to Continue reading Kayaking – How to Have an Enjoyable Trip

Kayaking Grand River – Mason’s Landing to Grand River Landing

Saturday June 28 Scott and I kayaked the Grand River from Mason’s Landing to Grand River Landing through Painesville, Ohio.  There are three distinct personalities to the river through Painesville.   The first section from Mason’s Landing to Helen Hazen Wyman park has a Continue reading Kayaking Grand River – Mason’s Landing to Grand River Landing

An Evening Kayaking at Fairport Lakefront Park

It was Memorial Day around 6 PM and Scott and I were looking for somewhere to Kayak.  We were considering Grand River Landing, Mentor Lagoons and F airport Lakefront Park.  It was a bit windy earlier in the day so we were concerned that Lake Erie may be a bit rough so Continue reading An Evening Kayaking at Fairport Lakefront Park

Sunday Afternoon Kayak

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon with the temperatures in the mid 60’s.  My daughter and I decided to take a quick kayaking trip on the Grand River in Painesville.  To stay close to home we were debating between Grand River Landing or Mentor Lagoons.  We chose Grand River Landing as it was closer and our time was limited.

We had three or four waves of storms Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Kayak