Archive for May, 2008

First Class

Saturday was the first class I have run since pool sessions this winter. I had a blast. The people who came out were great and I got to be part of the process of them expanding their expectations of themselves. I really enjoy coaching when this happens. Watching folks see that they can do more […]

IDW: a student’s perspective

Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the 3 day open water IDW course. The IDW is the ACA instructor development workshop which is the pre-requisite for the certification examination. Carl lead the course with the assistance of the lovely David Lee, and as always, their leadership was stellar. We started out our […]

Greece Video

Hey so I finally was able to sit down and put together a quick video from my last adventure in Greece. Unfortuantely, it’s too big for the blog to handle…so it’s up on youtube¬†which means the quality might not be so good. Anyway, enjoy! -West


Greenland style kayaking (as demonstrated by Cheri and Turner and some others) can be an amazing form of recreation or way to get in touch with the root of the sport. The grace, beauty and shear fun is well worth taking a class or investing in a twig (whether home made or from a manufacturer […]

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