Safety

Dunning Kruger effect (noun) When someone is so incompetent that they believe that they are exceptionally skilled.

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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Fatality underscores need to know kayak safety

Chris Cramer, of Seattle, didn't think twice about taking an inexperienced friend kayaking on Lake Washington three years ago. The weather was warm and plenty of people were on the water. But after his friend flipped his kayak and, unable to right it, struggled in the water for more than 10 minutes, Cramer says he's more cautious when going on kayaking trips. "That was kind of a wake-up call. There were people around, but we were in trouble," he said. Cramer now makes beginners practice basic self-rescue skills before taking them out on the water.

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Kayaker found dead on Palouse River

A kayaker's body was recovered this morning from the Palouse River, according to the following statement released this afternoon by the Whitman County Sheriff. Alison Webb, 54, who was on the Palouse city council, was found dead early Friday morning, her life apparently claimed by hypothermia after capsizing in the freezing cold. 

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