Kayaking Baraboo Hills, Wisconsin.

Of Kayaks And ATVs

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Kayaking is a means to an end. Not an end in-of-itself. A kayak is transportation. A kayak takes you places. It’s a partner in your outdoor adventures. Sure, we want a “cool car” and we want to be skilled drivers.. but if we get too caught up in the “sport” of kayaking or worse, the industry of “training” without actually going anywhere, we’re not going to be any more aware or respectful of the environment than the folks on the ATVs. Then we’re just “boaters”. Nature is not a backdrop for our sport, our sport is simply a way to move through nature as non-invasively as possible.

A thought for the day…

A few moment with a damselfly...

A few moment with a damselfly…

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2 Responses

  1. Dirk

    I dunno- both really, for me. I love being away from roads, shops & houses. I love seeing wildlife & beautiful landscapes, but equally enjoy just messing about in my boat, learning and growing into the sport/activity I enjoy most. Overcoming fear of the ocean and waves and extracting fun out of those watery entities makes me a part of the environment in a physically and mentally engaging way. Not entering the equipment “arms race” & being able to enjoy and operate what I have is another source of satisfaction for me. Is it just me, or have people moved on from a hankering for more stuff?

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