I was in Montreal yesterday to see a presentation about paddling a section of Newfoundland's south coast. Anyone who knows this area doesn't need to be told it's a paddler's paradise. The rugged coastline plunges into the sea, huge granite lined inlets pierce the land every few kilometers and bold headlands push out into the North Atlantic to challenge your cape rounding skills. Years ago there were more communities than the few that survive today, but those that do are well worth visiting.
It was also an opportunity to meet some of the people involved in the new Maelstrom Kayak company. I can tell you they are young, talented and very excited about their new boats! I look forward to trying one out, perhaps in May. There was some talk about getting a few pictures of the boats in the development stages. I'll post them if I am able to get them. It'll be a bit like watching the birth of a child, won't it?