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
St. Valentine’s Snowshoes - Wed, 12 Feb 2014
Now, she said they were a Valentine's Day gift. Of course, I think she was really just tired of watching me break snowshoes. Or hearing me whinge on about it when I was limping around behind her like zombie extra from the Walking Dead.. But I mean, Really!?!??! I've broken 3 pairs this season!!
Same Old Story… - Sat, 08 Feb 2014
A funny thing happened on the way to the boneyard.. I’ve reached that age where I’ve blended with all that vintage stuff I used to like. You know, when your young and you like old music, movies, whatever, you’re either a nerd or a hipster. But when enough time passes.. younger people just assume you [...]
Estivant Pines - Mon, 14 Oct 2013
The 508 acre Estivant Pines Wilderness Sanctuary is one of the last islands of virgin white pine forest in the midwest. For most of us, we have no clue what that looks like any longer. The forests we see today are mostly second-growth since the big logging booms of the past. In fact, if it were not for the Michigan Nature Association and caring locals, even this small island of towering pines would not exist at all.