Miscellaneous Stuff

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

-Jawaharlal Nehru

Charts Vs Maps

Navigating on the water can be a little tricky for the novice. More than ever before, people rely more heavily on technology to get them from point A to point B. We can easily say, OK Google, take me to Bowman Bay and magically our phone will guide on us on our way. On the water, we usually don’t have the luxury of Google or Siri to navigate for us. 

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The passing of a sea kayaking legend

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Derek Hutchinson — June 30, 1933 – October 10, 2012

Derek Hutchinson known by many to be the Father of Modern Sea Kayaking has passed away today at the age of 79. I had a rare opportunity to attend one of his last classes here in the Pacific Northwest last year. It was inspiring to meet a man who had lived his life as a Sea Kayaker and at the age of 78 still able to get on the water and inspire others to be better paddlers. It was an honor and a pleasure to have met you sir, may you enjoy fair winds and following seas.

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Google Doodles Kayak Salalom Game

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Most of you have probably used google as a search engine a time or two. But have you ever noticed that the google logo in the middle top of the web page is different from time to time. Doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. The different Google logos are called Google Doodles. The one displayed on Aug 9 2012 was a tribute to Kayak Slalom Racing at the 2012 Olympics.

It is a fun and addictive interactive game. To play the game go to the Google Doodles page and play the game there: http://www.google.com/doodles/slalom-canoe-2012

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Marine Debris Tracker for IOS & Android

Marine Debris Tracker is available now for iPhone, iPad and Android devices!

The Mobile App Marine Debris Tracker is a joint partnership of the NOAA Marine Debris Division and the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI), located within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Georgia. A primary goal of SEA-MDI is to use innovative technologies and unique expertise to add culturally relevant outreach tools and information to the current NOAA Marine Debris Division. Marine Debris Tracker is the first product of this initiative. It is our hope that it will spread awareness of marine debris, as well as serve as an easy to use and simple tool for marine debris data collection.

When paddling along the coast this is a great app to help NOAA track and document marine debris on the coast lines.

To see a map of already logged debris visit the Marine Debris Tracker Website.

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