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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!


Quix Strokes

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. :)

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Most Recent Articles

Another Kind of Circus - Sat, 29 Mar 2014
Camera in the GlenIt doesn't matter what ring you're in. Whatever it is, there those who watch, those who appreciate and those who apprentice. There are students who teach, teachers who learn and people who just like to be "experts". I had a discussion with a friend the other day on Facebook on this topic in response to a blog I had written about kayaking and coaching. You know, it's the same circus in photography. Well, in all of life actually.. but today I'm going to try to stick to photography...

The Wild Season - Mon, 24 Mar 2014
Trumpeter Swans 2014It's migration season according to the sun. According to the foul Wisconsin weather we've been having, it feels more like January. This cold weather means that a lot of birds are coming to or through Wisconsin and finding no open water in which to land or feed. Although it's not great for them, most will do just fine until warmer weather arrives. Now, the one upside of the cold, is that it's a lot easier for camera crazy folks like me to find the birds. Practically all you need to do is find some open water.

Say Goodbye Schmutz. Goodbye Schmutz! - Sun, 23 Mar 2014
shmutz1There are a thousand things I love about digital cameras, but that bit where you get schmutz, shmuts, smut or all thoes other fun "S" words on your sensor really sucks! Most of us are really, really not happy about the thought of trying to clean our sensors and will do just about anything to avoid it. Imagine my sadness when a big bit of sh__, um, "Stuff" showed up on all of my pictures recently. Not happy. Not happy one bit.