Talk:2009-04-08 49 -123

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OMG! I am more jealous than with the llamas! Thepiguy 05:48, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Exported tracks from my GPS, but it's a 12MB+ file containing all tracks since it was new. Will eventually trim to the one track, but I have to go wash the salt off my kayak before it damages anything. Rhonda 9 April 2009

I've told myself I have to clean up before I do the write up, too. A tip for writing up is to make lots of sections or subsections. That helps prevent edit conflicts, because we can each be working on one section, and I think it makes it easier to read. Now start laundry and rinse kayak! -Robyn

I was just looking on the Sevylor website (since we were talking/joking about asking them to be the Vancouver graticule sponsor) and they don't actually have any testimonials on their testimonial page! I think once we're done this trip report, we should send them the link. And ask them to be our sponsor. -Rhonda

For sure. What sort of sponsorship do we want? A geohasher discount? Stickers and hats? Publicity for the sport? -Robyn 01:31, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Free paddle floats. ("You know how to use these, right?") --starbird 01:59, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Bwahaha! Brilliant! Thepiguy 04:14, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
I have no idea what kind of sponsorship would actually make sense for a random and spontaneous sport like this. Only that those inflatable kayaks are perfect for it. Rhonda
Although a geohasher discount coupon (or rebate, with proof of geohashing with the kayak) would be nice. And hats (or other logo'd swag). -- Rhonda 19:55, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

I should have skipped class. Thepiguy 01:16, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

There will be more. As long as it doesn't take more than seventeen and a half hours to reach, no weekday geohash is "impossible." And on weekends we have up to three days to reach the point! -Robyn

Awesome writeup, I kinda wish I had water around so I could do the same. Kinda :P -Ephphatha 13:19, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Wow! You always have the most amazing trips with great write-ups. Those kayaks look great. Your water hashes make me wish that my graticule had something other than cornfields. --Brett Daniel 13:41, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Cornfields do not prevent the use of kayaks if you're willing to look a little silly. :) --21:48, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Outstanding expedition (funny too)! Bear (our resident kayaker) really likes your kayaks and kayaking bear drawing! -- NCBears 18:36, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

At this point it's just piling on, but sweet! -- thanks for the vicarious adventure. --Involute 03:14, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Looking at your tracklog, do you not wish you had portaged from the highway east of the coordinates? I know hiking with an inflatable kayak isn't easy, but it appears to be only 100m or so. I remember you talking briefly about this but I couldn't find it again. Juventas 02:51, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

The walking with the kayaks on the beach would have made a difference only of about 200 metres. Rhonda was right: carrying two kayaks across rocky barnacled beach and then trying to launch them without damage or injury wouldn't have been worth it. Note that on the way back, exhausted, we went straight to the boat ramp. The beach only went 200 metres south. It was a vertical cliff from there all the way to Lions Bay. The better plan, had I known in advance that I was going to have company, would have been to have one vehicle at each end and launch at Lions Bay, take out at Porteau. Sorry, I don't have any photos of the cliffs. I don't have a waterproof camera so I only took it out one during the paddle. -Robyn 03:02, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
8/26/09 Can't help but laugh as you did exactly what a buddy and I did just recently. We made Indian arm/Silver Falls to and from Deep Cove launch in under five hours in the Sevylor K1's which I've owned now for about two years. Handling was excellent through rough winds and three foot swells but I could sure use a little more back support. Patrick A.
I find it odd that you need more back support. I consider it one of the strengths of the Sevylor. I broke my back four years ago and sometimes find it challenging to sit on a bench or a barstool for a whole meal, yet the kayak is the most comfortable thing to sit in. My ARMS told a different story. Perhaps it's to do with a height/weight difference. I'm sure you've played with the adjustment on the seat to get the best position for you. It would be great if the four of us all got together for a K1 fleet! - Robyn.