My first sea kayak – a big, slightly off-center Haxby original – on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Alaska (circa 1986),
Welcome to Wavetamer Adventures. Just after moving to Alaska in 1985, a buddy and I started a kayak business selling Feathercraft folding kayaks. We called ourselves Wavetamer Kayaking. Over the years that interest in sea kayaks has expanded to include the history of the craft and the love of the destinations, skills, equipment, and adventures that go along with their use and enjoyment. Some of that fondness is expressed within these pages. Enjoy!
ON THE WEB: Don’t forget to check www.Paddling.com/articles/guidelines. This month’s installment talks about Group dynamics when paddling.. It’s about paddling and trip preparation….
Solution to PRAIRIE SPEAKS Crossword Puzzle - I created a crossword puzzle for the Appleton Press column I do entitled Prairie Notebook. These are the solutions to that puzzle (pretty archaic but it’s my first puzzle, still learning the processes…)
community of flora and fauna/biome
river course or art crawl/meander
life jacket letters/PFD
Viking writing, perhaps?/runestone
regional environ. org./CURE
major river pollutant/siltation
turkey foot grass/Bluestem
Lac qui ________/Parle
rescue loop knot/bowline
long-legged marsh bird/egret
Alaskan and Bear Paw are types/snowshoe
Hairy’s smaller look-alike/downy
Upland hills between two valleys/coteau
Hudson Bay divide/laurentian
ring around the cockpit/coaming
the ‘W’ in WMA/wildlife
broom or river hazard/sweeper
campfire’s last light?/ember
nomadic prairie dwelling/tipi
Be safe; have fun out there!