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#189239 - 07/29/20 11:58 AM Fun with kayaks…
mic214 Offline
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I have been an avid kayaker for many years. When I lived in California, I spent a lot of time in the ocean and San Francisco Bay. I also kayaked the many lakes and rivers in Northern California.

I was a kayak guide the the “Escape from Alcatraz” triathlon for several years:



I also did some time on the patrol boat when I was a LEO:



We have a few small lakes here in New Mexico that the lovely bride and I take our kayaks out in. Our daughter and son-in-law live up in northern Colorado and they have many lakes and rivers we want to take the boats out on.



This is a pic of my son-in-law and I on a lake in Maine a couple of years ago:



Edited by mic214 (07/29/20 11:59 AM)
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#189242 - 07/29/20 01:07 PM Re: Fun with kayaks… [Re: mic214]
Windsor Offline
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Originally Posted By: mic214
the “Escape from Alcatraz” triathlon


"dig, dash, and swim" -- ? laugh
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#189253 - 07/29/20 04:30 PM Re: Fun with kayaks… [Re: Windsor]
mic214 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Windsor
Originally Posted By: mic214
the “Escape from Alcatraz” triathlon


"dig, dash, and swim" -- ? laugh


Ha ha ha……Something like that! There are about 100+ triathletes who make the 1.5 mile swim from a ferry boat docked next to Alcatraz island to the beach in San Francisco. From there they do an 8 mile run out to Baker beach and back and then they do an 18 mile bike ride out to Golden Gate park and back.

I was part of a group of about 35-40 kayakers who guided the swimmers from the the boat to the shore.
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#189256 - 07/29/20 05:54 PM Re: Fun with kayaks… [Re: mic214]
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So, it could have been done?
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#189270 - 07/30/20 12:34 PM Re: Fun with kayaks… [Re: BladesNBarrels]
mic214 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BladesNBarrels
So, it could have been done?


You would have to be in good shape, but it could absolutely have been possible!
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