Category Archives: paddling

Runs With Deer

The other day I ran with a deer, again.  This particular deer had been spooked by something and preferred to run the same trail I was traveling.  She might have been spooked by me as I was winding my way through … Continue reading

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Tri Again Next Year

More than four years ago I put on my ‘to do’ list a triathlon with a twist.  The twist is that instead of swimming the first leg, competitors paddle kayaks on the partly brackish waters of the Tar River before it drains into … Continue reading

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A Canoe Runs Through It

In my oldest memory of paddling a canoe I was probably five years of age, already familiar with having been in a canoe, excited to be entrusted with the little sculling paddle so I could help explore the lake.  Dad … Continue reading

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Coastal Zone

Maybe the name of this blog should contain the word ‘ocean’ or ‘coast’.  From time to time I’m struck by an intense longing for the ocean, or at least its coastline.  Although I have never been farther out to sea than … Continue reading

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A Stream Surrounded By Woods

One of the best places to spend time is in a stream surrounded by woods.  Any size stream is nice, especially if it has rapids.  Most of the time it’s not the rapids themselves that I love so much as … Continue reading

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All Greek to Me

I have been interested in doing pentathlons and triathlons some day.  Ever since I can remember I have liked the idea that an athlete would compete in multiple events as a personal challenge.  When I was young I would create obstacle … Continue reading

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