For some time now many of us have followed the trials of Sr Palacios as he has gained his kayaking skills and led us through his trials in the ever shifting fields of romantic endeavour. Lately he has set his paddling eye on the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland, yet his recent efforts at attracting a suitable "ginger haired" companion have until now left him without. Well, finally, a valiant knight has offered up two attractive offerings, ginger haired from stem to stern, and they seem fond of the sea as well... Will he bite? Check his 'On Kayaks' site and see.
My own trials continue as well. I sit and wait upon my skin. My canvas skin, that is, with which to cover my now much lower volume qajaq. I'm growing impatient.
Much like the poor bears, sixteen of whom set their minds on feasting upon Nigel Foster and Kristin Nelson during their paddle through Ungava and Labrador. Meeting and speaking with Kristin is not to know her inner strength nor her way with bears, but to read their story in the recent SeaKayaker magasine is to learn she is very special indeed. I recommend this article. It will prepare you for the rest of their wonderful story when Nigel's book hits the bookstores someday soon.