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Power to the Paddle

Here we are at the end of June, and we have been having a nice break from the typical heat and humidity of a Southeastern, NC summer. While guiding a group through the Zeke's Island Preserve, I was reminded of the accessibility of paddling. There were multiple groups putting in and taking out at the public boat access. There was a paddle club, a day camp, and several groups on an outfitted and guided tour. The demographic was all over the place, with different ages, experience levels, and a wide range boats. The basin was as calm as a lake, and the tides were up, providing excellent paddle conditions. In short, it was an ideal summer morning to be out on a small boat. Paddling really is the great equalizer, in that you don't have to be super fit, have a ton of experience, or a lot of money to do it. Paddling is the aquatic equivalent of riding a bike. Once you get the hang of it, it's a skill you can maintain for a life time.

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Scott Schmolesky has been kayaking for over 20 years and has been an instructor the last ten. Most recently he started the outfitter and guide service, The Expedition Organization which offers guided kayak programs in Southeastern, North Carolina. His paddling adventures have taken him through Australia, Europe, and throughout the U.S. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can read more of his articles here.

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