Welcome To KayakQuixotica.com. Quix is simply a personal website of someone who kayaks. Every one of us who gets into sea kayaking crosses through many of the same experiences; learning new skills, exploring our local environments, traveling, shopping for decent gear and sometimes just putting the kayak away and thinking about something completely different. That’s what Quix is all about. There’s something new all the time. I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you find something interesting!
Here are some quick links to previous posts about specific skills and strokes for folks just learning or looking for some tips to improve.. It’s not like I have all the answers, but maybe I’ll have a couple.
Most Recent Articles
Finally! - Fri, 19 Apr 2013
Yesterday we finally able to get out onto our local lake (Devil’s Lake State Park). Here it is mid way through April and the ice is just now breaking up and melting off of the lake. Well, I guess I’ve been spoiled, it’s not really unusual to wait until mid-April to see open water here [...]
Those who can’t… teach… - Sat, 13 Apr 2013
A Balance or Static Brace (Nalaasaarneq Meaning "To lie down") , is a traditional Greenland style kayaking skill where the paddler can lie with their upper torso in the water while positioning the kayak to "balance" against their upper torso and basically float on the surface without sinking. It's a great move. Once you've learned it, the whole concept of rolling your kayak changes.
Duck Season, Kayak Season - Fri, 12 Apr 2013
It’s spring in Wisconsin and as is typical this time of year, we’re all complaining about the weather. Me too. Not because I think spring is late or that winter is clinging on too long. I know it’s not. In fact, it’s a pretty average Wisconsin spring. No, I can happily complain about an average [...]