Two Kayakers paddling near mountainous range
Paddling the world one stroke at a time


Mary kyaking with her dog
Mary and her dog kayaking in Long Beach Harbor, California

My dog and I loved walking up to five miles each weekend somewhere in our local area. When the long walks became too difficult for an aging pup, we took up kayaking. I had been on a kayak a few times before, including battling heavy beach surf to reach the ocean, which proved to be a scary and exhilarating experience for me. When friends suggested kayaking with our dogs, I was a bit apprehensive, but Newport Back Bay, California, proved to be the perfect spot. The details of our first encounter can be found in this article entitled "Kayaking with My Dog at Newport Back Bay, California". was launched out of the joy of being out in nature, and is meant to provide an online community where recreational kayakers of all skill and interest levels can converge to provide and receive information on everything kayak-related throughout North America and throughout the world.

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