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Ah, to dream…

I read Seth Godin’s blog a lot – or rather, I read his RSS feed a lot. He’s never short of great marketing ideas and thoughts of how this system we live in can be improved. Today, Seth blogged about the right way to list items on ebay, and used his latest auction listing as […]

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Father’s Day Paddle

click photo to enlarge. My second Father’s Day was awesome. Kate and Erin took me out to breakfast to a nice greasy spoon in town and afterwards we went out to the lake. Erin was more excited about getting in the boat than ever. She even let us put her PFD on without that much […]

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Black Bear Sighting

I found my new favorite local paddling place. The Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. It’s about a 10 minute drive from my front door – and I went to explore it in my canoe this afternoon. The Wallkill River is a lazy river, on average about 40-feet wide, with a slow – yet very constant […]

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Early Morning Paddle

I got the canoe on the car, late last night. Soon after, the paddles, pfd and packed dry bag were also packed tight. I made sure everything was set before going up to bed. I awoke early this morning, dressed and drove across state lines to the lake. I wish I could say I was […]

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Just got back from a business trip to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We stayed at the big resort on the northern shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The local Indian tribe were named “Coeur d’Alene” by the French settlers. It means “Heart of an Awl” reflecting the local tribe’s sharp trading practices. The 25-mile lake is home […]

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Maiden Voyage

What a morning! I took off work today because the weather was going to be so nice – 75 and sunny – and it was! I chose Wawayanda State Park for my new canoe’s maiden voyage and I’m sure glad I did. This is a 18,235 acre state park housing an abundance of natural resources […]

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Dry Dock

When we got home last night, it was raining and so I decided to leave the new canoe on the car overnight. Afterall, the bottom of the canoe seemed like it could get wet without serious consequences… This morning, I got to work on our garage and cleaned it up a bit to make room […]

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My New Canoe!

Mission Complete – It was quite the productive (and expensive!) day here, in the blaqenedwyte household. It began with the long drive to central New Jersey to participate in the annual PaddleSport 2006 show, where I took major advantage of some spectacular discounts to purchase a Thule roof rack, 2 Astral PFD’s, 2 bent-shaft BB […]

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Canoe-Brain II

My Canoe-Brain has gotten so bad that I can no longer imagine creative titles to my blog entries. I’ve started using roman numerals. Egads. PaddleSport 2006 is this weekend. It’s the largest canoe and kayak show on the East Coast and the show which I have been waiting weeks for… And. it’s. Almost. Here. Today […]

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Happy St. Paddler’s Day!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I give you a picture of a lime green VW Beetle car-topping a kelly green canoe. Just like the Irish saint, himself, travelled. Yep, still suffering from Canoe-Brain. Mine’s gonna be burgundy… 🙂

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