Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Paddling Lists - Taiwan


Another place on my paddling list is Taiwan. I know nothing about Taiwan other than my son is presently working there for the next year or so. A Google search for kayaking possibilities doesn't seem to bring much up to assist the interested paddler.

Given the apparent lack outfitters, etc., the place appears to be ripe for some kayakers to explore! Besides, if I go there before next year, I'll get to see my son all that much sooner...

So what's keeping me at home? I don't (currently) own a folding kayak, nor a take-apart, which given the lack of information about the place, might be an item a person ought to take along on the flight if they really want to paddle. In the meantime, my son is checking into what's actually available. He also speaks Chinese, another good thing!

7 comments:

DaveO said...

My non kayaking son is in Taiwan frequently and also speaks fluent Mandarin. My nephew, a sometimes paddler/all the time cycler is living there until May. I'll put them on the trail also and see what crops up. I have a Feathercraft and your 'paddle Taiwan' scheme is kind of intriguing to me......

Silbs said...

Seeing your post touched off a memory of the time (while in the Air Force) I visited Taiwan...and touched a hydrogen bomb. Call it a flashback.

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

I would assume you could find something to drop in the water once you got there, all the safety gear - creature comforts would most likely need to be brought over.

Silbs, you are scaring me..

bonnie said...

Hm - I wonder if Huey or F(rancis)H20 could help you? Not the right country but at least the right section of the world.

bonnie said...

Hm - I wonder if Huey or F(rancis)H20 could help you? Not the right country but at least the right section of the world.

Douglas Wilcox said...

Michael, I am going to Taiwan in November (not kayaking) but like you, have wondered about its coast!

Michael said...

Douglas - very interesting... I'll keep November in mind. That just might be a suitable time to consider!