Friday, May 26, 2017

Between an island and a high place...on the Salish Sea


Paddling on the Salish Sea, between Vancouver Island, and the mountainous mainland of Canada's (and North America's) dramatic west coast is a good place to think. There's lots of movement as the kayak rotates around its three axes, responding to wave action and forward momentum. It rolls, pitches, and yaws. (It also heaves, sways and surges, but I'd best leave that to professional mariners to explain.) 

Movement activates both mind and emotion, neural pathways open wide...these are the thoughts and feelings that can be trusted. Move often. :) 

4 comments:

  1. Very true Duncan....and learning to move with rather than strain against those various forces movement is really the key - in kayaking as in life!

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    1. Very good point, Ian...a subject for another post! Warm wishes from us both. PS Almost exactly a year ago, Joan and Linda and I joined you for paddle on the Moray Firth. An excellent time!

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  2. Awesome mountains in the background...sure love this place but love it out on the water only when it is calm and the movement of the kayak is minimal ;)

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    1. Ah Linda, it seems to me you have enjoyed some rather big waves, and even some Scottish surf! ;) Always fun to have you with us out there. Warm wishes.

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